Tottenham Hotspur have identified a Chelsea defender as a potential solution for their defensive woes. The player is also wanted by PSG.
Tottenham Hotspur and their defensive worries went hand-in-hand for another match running as they conceded late to Newcastle United and were made to digest for a 1-1 draw. The Lilywhites have not signed a central defender since Jan Vertonghen departed as a free agent, and though not highlighted just yet by Jose Mourinho, they may be on the verge of signing one.
Milan Skriniar has been linked with the club, whose directors continue being in negotiations with Inter Milan over his potential signing. The 25-year-old has been unsettled in Antonio Conte’s system but Diego Godin’s departure may create some room for him. While a move could still be on the cards, the north Londoners are keeping their options open.
Lyall Thomas claims, Tottenham Hotspur have been closely monitoring Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger. The German center-back is being circled by four clubs now. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, and now Tottenham. He fell out of favour with Frank Lampard and is no more the Englishman’s preferred choice so a transfer elsewhere could very much be the best option for all parties in the picture.
One can count out Barcelona and Roma as the links aren’t that strong. PSG certainly do have the firepower to go after their man and Tottenham are in need of a center-back, just like PSG. Their defence needs a bit of workup and has looked leaky in recent times. Besides their most recent debacle over the last weekend, they have conceded in all of their matches so far this season and it’s an issue which has to be addressed.
Jose Mourinho is now looking at the 27-year-old defender from Chelsea as the potential solution to his woes. Rudiger certainly has got a decision to make. PSG look like the favorites to land the German international while Spurs will look to make their fifth signing in the shape of Rudiger and look to add him to their catalog alongside the newly recruited Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.
While the attacking front does look sorted for now, it is the defensive-third that is causing problems for the Mourinho. The club’s primary target remains Milan Skriniar but a move for Antonio Rudiger must not be ruled out given that the negotiations with Inter may complicate. Spurs are currently placed sixth in the Premier League and need a Champions League finish this year after a mediocre season last time out.