Spurs expected to sign centre-back today and he will join pre-season tour – Journalist reports

According to journalist James Nursey, Tottenham Hotspur are set to take advantage of Blackburn Rovers’ financial issues and make promising young centre-half Ashley Phillips their next signing of the summer.

Tottenham’s defensive issues are well-documented, and after conceding 63 goals in the Premier League last season, changes are much-needed for the North London club.

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Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou has already made it clear to the club’s board that he needs to sign a new centre-back this summer (90 Min).

While names such as Micky van de Ven (Football Insider), Edmond Tapsoba (Football.London), and Victor Nelsson (Sabah) have all been linked with Spurs as ready-made reinforcements, Spurs are yet to add to their backline this summer.

Most Spurs fans will be hoping for a centre-back who can slot straight into the first team, but the club may have one eye on the future, too, as interest could be rekindled in Blackburn’s Ashley Phillips, a player Tottenham were looking at last year (Daily Mail).

Ashley Phillips could join Spurs on pre-season tour

Now, Daily Mirror journalist James Nursey has taken to Twitter to share a bold claim about Phillips’ future, suggesting the player will sign for Spurs this week and meet up with the squad for the remainder of the pre-season tour.

Nursey claimed Blackburn Rovers‘ owners are making big financial cuts and “sanctioning player sales,” which has seemingly alerted Tottenham Hotspur.

Nursey said: “Spurs are set to capitalise on Blackburn’s financial cutbacks with a deal for Ashley Phillips, which should be finalised tomorrow. The starlet will then travel to Asia immediately to be with their first team.”

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It will be interesting to see if this deal does come to fruition, and as quickly as Nursey says, too. If we do sign Phillips, he will be a great addition to our development squad and could be nurtured into a top talent for the future.

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