Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking at a number of central defenders and they have been scouting the Japanese international Koki Machida.
A report from 90 min claims that Spurs have made it their top priority to sign a central defender in January and they are keeping an eye on the Japanese international.
The left-sided central defender has been a key player for Union Saint-Gilloise and his performances have impressed the club scouts.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham decide to make a move for him during the January transfer window.
Ange Postecoglou has extensive knowledge of the Asian market and he has previously exploited that to improve his squad at Celtic. Machida could prove to be a quality acquisition for them as well.
The 26-year-old Japanese defender has the quality to succeed in the Premier League and his proactive defending would be a good fit for Tottenham’s free-flowing attacking approach.
Tottenham need to sign someone who can adapt to their aggressive high-line defending and the Japanese international seems like a good fit.
The opportunity to join a club like Tottenham will be an attractive proposition for the player and he is likely to be tempted if there is an opportunity on the table.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can agree on a fee with his club in the coming months.
Star defender Micky van de Ven is sidelined with an injury and Spurs must look to bring in more depth to the side during the January transfer window if they want to sustain their current form and secure Champions League football for the next season.