Reported Tottenham target claims he turned down offers this summer

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are a little short at right-back this season, to say the least, with Kyle Walker-Peters currently holding down the post as first choice for Pochettino.

Kieran Trippier, who was the senior right-back for the last couple of seasons since Kyle Walker left, was sold to Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer.

Serge Aurier played at the African Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast and picked up an injury in the process, meaning he did not appear for Spurs in pre-season. He did, however, take his place on the bench against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Juan Foyth, who played at right-back for Argentina at the Copa America this summer, picked up a nasty ankle injury in pre-season and will be out for some time.

Sky Sports reported earlier this summer that Spurs were interested in signing experienced Marseille full-back, Hiroki Sakai, although nothing ever came of these reports.

The player himself has now revealed that he turned down offers this summer (La Provence): “Yes, some came forward, I received offers, but there were no more interesting clubs than OM.

“I feel good here, I’m really happy to play at Marseille.”

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