Report: The three centre-backs Spurs have at the ‘top of the agenda’ for January

Tottenham Hotspur are prioritising signing a new left-sided centre-back in January, and three names are at the top of their transfer wishlist: Jean-Clair Todibo, Lloyd Kelly, and Marc Guehi.

Last season, Spurs were in dire straits defensively, conceding 63 goals throughout the campaign. Only five sides conceded more in the Premier League last year, and three of those teams were relegated.

The signing of Micky van de Ven over the summer appeared to have gone a long way to solving those issues, and the improved composure and reliability of Cristian Romero gave Ange Postecoglou a near-perfect pairing for his backline.

The long-term injury to van de Ven has left the Spurs defence massively exposed, and reinforcements are sorely needed in January. Multiple names have been linked to the North London club ahead of the winter window, with a few standout targets, it seems.

Lloyd Kelly
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Defensive trio top Spurs’ transfer wishlist

According to the latest from the Evening Standard, Spurs are making the signing of a new centre-half the number one priority for next month, and have earmarked three names for the position.

The report claims Tottenham are looking for “left-sided centre-backs” as a “priority,” which suggests they are thinking about filling the gap left behind by van de Ven.

When it comes to targets, Jean-Clair Todibo, Marc Guehi and Lloyd Kelly are cited as being “at the top of the agenda” for Spurs.

Kelly was linked with a move to Spurs in the summer (GiveMeSport), while Guehi is thought to be a long-term target (90Min). Todibo has recently emerged as an option, too (The Standard).

Spurs Web Opinion

Of these three options, I would go for Jean-Clair Todibo, but Marc Guehi is a close second. The problem with Guehi is, he will be more expensive as Palace won’t want to sell him and he has the English tax added on. Lloyd Kelly is the cheap option, but that doesn’t mean he’s the one we should go for.

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