Tottenham’s pursuit of Marc Guehi faces a roadblock as Crystal Palace stands firm on retaining the highly-rated defender until the conclusion of Euro 2024, as reported by TeamTalk.
As per the report, Palace are unwilling to part ways with Guehi before summer’s end, valuing him at £60 million and anticipating a potential rise in his worth should he impress during the international competition with England.
The report further claims that Guehi’s personal inclination is to stay put at Palace as well, seeking stability and consistent playing time until summer to enhance his chances of securing a starting role for the Three Lions.
It adds that interested suitors, including Tottenham, have been informed of Palace’s decision.
The need for another centre-back remains and the club will now need to work with the other targets ahead of the transfer window.
Tottenham have reportedly drawn up a four-man shortlist for the position.
With Guehi now excluded, Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, and Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo remain under consideration.
Additionally, there are reports of manager Ange instructing Spurs to explore a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Inacio as well.
Amid the injury crisis, the January window remains critical for Spurs. Apart from another centre-back, the club also desperately need to sign another midfielder or two keeping in mind Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr will be unavailable for a month in January.They also need to sign another attacker.
If they fail to bolster their squad with the necessary signings, their season will be at risk of derailing.