Fixing the backline is a priority of Tottenham Hotspur this summer as the squad led by José Mourinho conceded 45 goals last season in Premier League fixtures.
The London-based club has seen the departures of Juan Foyth and Toby Alderweireld; meanwhile, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, and Davinson Sanchez are names that could be following their teammates in exiting the club.
Football FanCast spoke to Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge where he touched on the new defensive faces he’s expecting to arrive at the English club. Furthermore, Bridge added that Tottenham wants to bring in at least three defenders before the summer window closes.
“I was talking to someone at the club about the mantra, the ideal was at least one [centre-back], but hopefully two and a right-back,” Bridge said.
“So, it was interesting when Tomiyasu came out. I enquired about whether he’s included in the centre-backs, and they said no, he was more of a right-back, which is interesting.”
Tottenham has added a goalkeeper in Pierluigi Gollini but continues to try to land their marquee defender. The Premier League club has targeted Atalanta BC defender Cristian Romero but has yet to secure a deal for the Argentine.
August is coming, and Tottenham needs to revamp its efforts to land a defender.