Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is keeping an eye on Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window.
The England international has struggled for game-time this season at Anfield, and according to 90min, it appears his future on Merseyside could be coming to an end, with Spurs one of the clubs interested.
They revealed: “Despite Klopp’s hopes that Gomez will stay, 90min understands the defender wants to move, although he does have two years left on his current deal and will carry a hefty price tag.
“One man who is desperate for Gomez to see more action, whether it be at Anfield or elsewhere, is England boss Gareth Southgate, who believes the Liverpool defender is one of his best options at the back.”
Here on FFC, we’ve looked at how Sanchez’s career at Spurs has gone awry since his move from Ajax a few years ago, and there’s no questioning that Gomez would be a serious upgrade on the Colombian.
Jurgen Klopp, the 24-year-old’s manager at Liverpool, has waxed lyrical about the kind of qualities he possesses and why that marks him out as a superb central defender.
He said: “Since he is playing as a centre-half again – his natural position – together with (Virgil van Dijk) there is exceptional. He is a sensational footballer, which is good.
“He has outstanding speed, which helps us a lot to keep our last line high; he is a really good challenger; good in one-on-one situations; football-wise, I said already, good. The package is really nice.”
Given that Gomez has only played 102 minutes of Premier League football this season, with a mixture of injuries and the form of others keeping him out of the team, it’s no surprise that he is looking for a fresh start.
As a Premier League and Champions League winner, the English ace would bring some much-needed title-winning experience to this Spurs squad and a winning mentality that Conte would surely crave.
The £22.5m-rated star would surely fancy his chances of staking a claim for a first-team spot at Spurs.