Tottenham have been linked with a move for the Japanese international defender Koki Machida.
A report from VoetbalPrimeur claims that the player is of interest to the North London club and they want to sign him when the transfer window opens in January. The report claims that Tottenham ‘will have to dig quite deep’ into their pockets in order to sign the player.
The Premier League side have already ‘asked’ about the player and a potential transfer.
Union SG do not want to lose the player for cheap and they have placed a hefty price tag on him. Tottenham will have to pay around €15 million for the defender. Although that is a substantial amount of money for Union SG, a club with Tottenham’s resources should be able to afford that with ease.
Tottenham need to bring in defensive reinforcements, especially after the injury to Micky Van de Ven.
Machida has proven himself with Union SG and he has the quality to succeed in the Premier League as well. A move to Tottenham will be an exciting opportunity for him and he will want to showcase his qualities in the Premier League during the second half of the campaign.
Apparently, Union SG would prefer to hold onto the defender until the end of the season and it remains to be seen how the situation develops. The 26-year-old defender is likely to be attracted to the idea of playing in the Premier League if there is an opportunity ahead of him and it remains to be seen whether he decides to force a transfer.