As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing defender Ryan Bertrand this summer.
With Danny Rose the subject of plenty of transfer speculation this season, there’s doubt about his long-term future at Spurs, meaning they could be on the hunt for a left-back this summer.
One player who could join up to fill that position is Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.
That’s according to The Sun, who reckon that Spurs are one of four teams interested in securing his signature this summer.
The paper say he could be available for around £25m, with the player eager to seek a fresh challenge even if relegation threatened Southampton stay up come the end of the season.
There’s no doubt that Bertrand could play a role in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team squad, especially if Danny Rose ends up leaving.
Spurs though are on the brink of mounting serious challenges for silverware at home and abroad and the 28-year-old isn’t really the kind of next level signing or player with serious potential that can take them there.
With players like Ryan Sessegnon showing exciting progress or players with experience of European competition out there, it’s fair to say Spurs may be able to do better, even though Bertrand does have quality.
He’s also not the most dynamic of attacking full-backs and with Spurs looking for a return to the exciting wide play we saw from them last season, perhaps signing a squad player for the position isn’t good enough.