Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that a centre-back will be Tottenham’s transfer priority this summer, calling out Davinson Sanchez as one player who is too error-prone.
Despite Tottenham boasting one of the better defensive records in the Premier League this season, former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was still unable to find a settled centre-back pairing.
£65,000-a-week man Davinson Sanchez and summer signing Joe Rodon had started against Aston Villa and Newcastle, although Toby Alderweireld started the previous four prior to missing the Villa victory before the international break through illness.
Since then, Rodon and Eric Dier faced Manchester United, and those two plus Alderweireld came up against Everton in a back three – Mourinho’s last match in charge.
Ryan Mason selected Dier and Alderweireld against Southampton in his first match in charge, with the former not the only one who has cost the north London outfit at times this term – Sanchez was at fault for at least one of Newcastle’s goals during the draw at St James’ Park earlier this month.
And Windass told Football FanCast that Daniel Levy and the prospective new Spurs boss are likely to make serious changes to Tottenham’s defensive department this summer:
“If you’re not cutting the mustard then you’re not going to play.
“Levy definitely needs a centre-half, he’s [Sanchez] making too many mistakes the lad, and at that level you get punished.”
Despite their defensive record not looking too shabby on paper, Tottenham have generally been poor at the back, meaning a centre-back or two should be close to the top of the summer shopping list.
Rodon has generally performed well, but the likes of Dier and Sanchez have continuously let the team down by conceding penalties and gifting goals away, which is exactly why Spurs need to upgrade.