Japanese defender Koki Machida has been linked to the move to Tottenham Hotspur.
According to a report from VoetbalNieuws, the 26-year-old defender has ended up ‘in the spotlight of Tottenham’s scouts’ and the North London outfit could make a move for him in the coming months.
It is no secret that Tottenham need to sign a central defender in January and Machida could prove to be a useful acquisition.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has extensive knowledge of the Asian market and he has previously signed quality players from Asia during his time at Celtic. Tottenham will be hoping that the 26-year-old defender is a success story for them if he joins the club.
Tottenham signed Ashley Phillips and Mick Van de Ven during the summer transfer window. The Dutchman is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and Tottenham are lacking in depth in the defensive unit.
Signing a quality central defender should be a top priority for them in January, and it remains to be seen whether they can get a deal done for Machida. The Japanese international will be tempted to join a big club like Spurs and it will be an exciting opportunity for him.
He will want to showcase his qualities in the Premier League and it remains to be seen whether Tottenham can secure an agreement with SG Union.
Apart from their injury problems, the likes of Eric Dier could leave the club in January as well and Spurs need to bring in adequate replacements.