In Focus: Signing Tosic would be bizarre move from Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic, according to Fanatik.

What’s the story?

The North London outfit had a quiet summer by waiting to bring in new faces in the closing stages of the transfer window.

Those players included defender Davinson Sanchez and right-back Serge Aurier.

According to Fanatik, manager Mauricio Pochettino intends to strengthen the defence even further in January by potentially signing Tosic.

The 33-year-old, who has been at Besiktas since 2015, has experience playing in England having had spells at Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers.

The Turkish outlet claims that Spurs would pay around €8m for the defender.

But why?

The arrival of Tosic would not make much sense given that Tottenham are not exactly in desperate need of reinforcements.

There have been injury concerns over Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen of late, but they would be big boots to temporarily fill for the Besiktas defender.

Tosic can play in central defence or as a left-back, but Sanchez is able to step in if needs be, while Danny Rose and Ben Davies are solid options for the full-back role.

The Serbian’s age also does not fit into Pochettino’s model given that the Argentine favours younger players.

The low fee suggests that Tosic would be a back-up at the North London club and nothing more.