Tottenham Hotspur will be in the market for a central defender to place alongside Cristian Romero and Eric Dier to fill out manager Antonio Conte’s backline of three system.
The north London club is connected to several players, the latest being Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter. In June, the 28-year-old will become a free agent when his contract expires, and Spurs are on the trail to land the Germany international.
According to Sky Sports News (via Daily Mail), Tottenham won’t be the lone club pursuing Ginter, who will have plenty of suitors this summer as West Ham, Aston Villa, and Juventus are all monitoring the situation along with Spurs.
Since joining Mönchengladbach in 2017, Ginter has made 177 appearances for the German club, scoring 11 goals and registering five assists. Along with playing as a central defender, Ginter can also operate as a defensive midfielder.
While on international duty this past FIFA window, Ginter spoke about his situation, where he plans to take a couple of weeks before deciding on his future.
“I honestly can’t say much because there is no decision from my side. I think it will be another two, three, four weeks before I’m 100 percent committed,” Ginter said.
“Of course, I’ve already spoken to the national team coach [Hansi Flick] about what he thinks, how he sees my situation. When things become more concrete, we’ll certainly talk about it again. Basically, I listen to how he sees it, but at the end of the day, I know it’s my decision.”