Report: Spurs want to sign £50m-rated West Ham defender as Vertonghen replacement

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Tottenham Hotspur may have signed Toby Alderweireld up to a new contract this week, but his fellow countryman Jan Vertonghen is still out of contract at the end of the season.

It is still unclear as to whether the Belgian centre-back will sign a new deal, or whether he will be allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer.

However, reports have now emerged stating that Tottenham and Jose Mourinho have already identified a possible replacement for the 32-year-old.

Sky Sports say that the club are looking at West Ham’s Issa Diop, a man ten years Vertonghen’s younger at 22, and a player who Mourinho wanted at Man United too.

Sky add that Issa Diop is currently valued at over £50m by West Ham and the Hammers do not want to sell their central defender.

Issa Diop played 90 minutes for the first 12 Premier League fixtures this season, as well as starting two more (TransferMarkt).

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