Report: Tottenham face competition from six other clubs for World Cup defender

Spanish news outlet Fichajes have claimed that the interest in Tottenham target Jakub Kiwior is heating up ahead of the January transfer window.

Kiwior has impressed in the Serie A for Spezia this season and he took his club form into the World Cup, putting in a solid display in Poland’s 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday.

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Tottenham’s interest in the 22-year-old first came to light earlier this week when Roma Giallorossa reported that the north London club could battle AS Roma for the centre-back’s signature.

Spurs’ interest in the Polish international has now been backed up by Fichajes, who suggest that Antonio Conte’s men are eyeing the 22-year-old as a replacement for Japhet Tanganga in January.

The report suggests that the Lilywhites believe that they can snap up Kiwior for a cut-price fee of just €6m (£5.1m) but it is explained they face stiff competition for the Spezia player’s signature.

Aside from Roma, the defender is thought to be closely followed by both Juventus and AC Milan while La Liga duo Atletico Madrid and Villarreal are also said to be on the player’s trail.

In addition, Fichajes report that Spurs could also face competition from London rivals West Ham United, who are keen to reinforce their backline and are eyeing Kiwior as a potential option.

Spurs Web Opinion

Rather than signing a young, up-and-coming defender as a like-for-like replacement for Tanganga, I suspect that Tottenham might sign a relatively experienced right-sided centre-back in January and decide to also cash in on Davinson Sanchez. Someone like Udinese’s Rodrigo Becco would fit the bill.

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