Multiple reports have linked Tottenham with a move for World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard, and fans are absolutely loving the news.
Though recent reports have suggested Toby Alderweireld could yet stay in North London, it seems Mauricio Pochettino is already eyeing up his replacement.
The Belgian has been flirting with an exit from the club, and it seems Pochettino has identified the impressively versatile Pavard as a replacement.
According to Bild (via Sport Witness), Tottenham and Bayern Munich are set to battle it out for the Pavard, who starred for France during the World Cup.
The bookmakers have added fuel to the fire by slashing the odds on Spurs to land the 22 year-old, with the North Londoners now priced at just 2/1 to land him.
Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the young Stuttgart defender spent the tournament at right back, but he is naturally a centre back. He is incredibly gifted on the ball, an exceptional passer, and a really solid defender as well.
His versatility means he could fit into a back four or a back three, and he has even spent time playing in midfield.
Fans are absolutely loving the move to sign one of the World Cup’s brightest young talents, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Quite like the thought of 5 at the back – Rose/Davies, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Pavard and Tripper
— Tom Hewitt-Jones (@tomhj123) July 17, 2018
Would be a very good signing, solid at right back but excellent at centre back
— Tom 🏴 (@WaIkerPeters) July 17, 2018
Would be a great signing… with Toby leaving or not.. this guy has it all and is still young. Can see him, Sanchez and Jan form a formidable trio at the back. Fingers cross on this one… finally a French signing that doesn’t start with “N’…”
— Ketan Chauhan (@ketanc86) July 17, 2018
Plssss this would be a very good signing
— anak sasat (@Hjqaww) July 17, 2018
Thought he had a really solid WC…obviously flexible in terms of position✔️
— Steven Quilty (@Stevenqoz) July 17, 2018
he’d be a very good addition
— Matt Crow (@badgermatt13) July 17, 2018
I’d love him if Toby leaves. Young, versatile and similar to Toby in passing out the back, dribbling etc.
— Sam (@SamGrayTTID) July 17, 2018