Tottenham Hotspur may be in search for a new centre-back this summer, as Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderwerield are now both in their thirties.
The Belgian duo also both have just one year left on their current contracts at Tottenham, meaning that Pochettino may have to look elsewhere for his starting come next season.
Spurs have Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez waiting in the wings, but it appears that Poch and Levy want to add William Saliba to that list.
Arsenal may also be on the lookout for a new defender, as their captain, Laurent Koscielny, is refusing to join the team on pre-season training (BBC).
The 18-year-old had apparently already agreed a five-year contract with Arsenal this summer, and the Gunners were just a few minor details from reaching a deal with St-Etienne (Guardian).
However, Spurs have now swooped in at the death, offering a more competitive deal for the youngster, which includes a season-long loan back to his current club. Spurs are said to have bid around €30m for the teenager (RMC).
Some Spurs fans have reacted to the humorous news:
You love to see it
— Harrison?? (@HarrisonFitz02) July 12, 2019
the scenes when we pull this off ???
— Tyler Wilson (@XpeRia_PRiME) July 12, 2019
Who are you and what have you done with Daniel Levy
— Yid army (@KingMoussaCOYS) July 12, 2019
YouTube search William saliba and just looks at all the arsenal videos about him ??
— Sam Myford (@SamMyford1) July 12, 2019
Won’t be very difficult to change his mind though will it. “Hey Saliba, why don’t you scrap Thursday nights and join us in the proper European tournament” ??
— Ethan Gadenne (@EthanGadenne1) July 12, 2019
— Olly (@PCE_Deadmeat) July 12, 2019
— Mahatma Wayne (@MahatmaWayne) July 12, 2019
Don’t you just love it?
— Net spend champions?®️ (@Neddz71) July 12, 2019
He is highly sought after I guess and also this is going to be a statement signing clearly showing arsenal that we have swapped the places
— Srinivas (@Srchandu22) July 12, 2019
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