Transfer expert reveals right-back Spurs see as an ‘option’ but he is ‘not the only one’

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Tottenham Hotspur have made a solid start to the transfer window with the acquisition of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

The Dane’s arrival helps to strengthen one potentially weak area in the Tottenham squad but the club have much more work to do this summer if they are to build a team capable of competing with the top sides next season.

Another area in which Spurs are reportedly prioritising additions this summer is at right-back (ESPN), with reports indicating that Serge Aurier could follow Kyle Walker-Peters out of the door (The Telegraph).

The club have thus been linked with a number of right-backs recently, including Lille’s Zeki Celik (Le10Sport).

Reports indicate that Mourinho is an admirer of the 23-year-old and wants to bring him to Spurs while Everton are also said to be keen on signing the Turkish international (Times).

Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has taken to social media to reveal that there is truth to Spurs’ rumoured interest in Celik. However, Romano insisted that the Lille defender is just one of several options Spurs are considering.

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I have seen some Spurs fans react rather unenthusiastically to links with Celik and Castagne, which is understandable if they are basing their assessment of the pair on Youtube compilations. However, anyone who has watched either player in action a few times would likely agree that they would both be terrific fits for our system. Both Celik and Castagne are good defensively in one vs one situations, while their crossing/passing is also second to none. Those two attributes are essentially the main ones for a right-back under the system we currently play. I personally would prefer Castagne over Celik as the Belgian seems like he has a higher ceiling.

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