Tottenham now ‘certain’ to secure ‘priority’ signing at Hotspur Way
Tottenham Hotspur will use the remainder of the summer transfer window as a means of sanctioning more incomings and transfer insider Dean Jones has informed GIVEMESPORT of the one key area the club are keen to iron out before September 1.
Despite losing the ever-present Harry Kane to Bayern Munich for £100m earlier in the window, Ange Postecoglou has enjoyed a positive start to his inaugural campaign at the helm.
Tottenham Hotspur transfer news – centre-backs
Postecoglou, despite his bright start to proceedings in England, will be fully aware that he is lacking reliable centre-back options which, in turn, means he is one injury away from a serious problem at the back.
The Australian chief has already addressed this issue – to some extent at least – by shelling out £43m for former Wolfsburg ace Micky van de Ven on a six-year deal.
At 22 years of age, the Dutchman will likely feature alongside Cristian Romero in the majority of Spurs’ fixtures this campaign and has already done in his employers’ first two domestic outings against Brentford and Manchester United.
The issue for Postecoglou and his entourage, however, is the absence of solid options behind their starting partnership seeing as outcast Davinson Sanchez entered the fray when Romero went off injured on the opening weekend.
As such, according to Football Insider, Tottenham are expected to ramp up their approach for the in-demand Edmond Tapsoba after sealing a deal for Van de Ven.
The same report suggests that his current employers, Bayer Leverkusen, have set an asking price of £50m for the central defender’s signature, which could be out of reach considering the £165m, per Transfermarkt, that the north London-based outfit have already spent.