Tottenham Hotspur could eye Trevoh Chalobah as a replacement for Japhet Tanganga…
According to Standard Sport, Spurs are one of the several teams showing an interest in the Chelsea centre-back ahead of deadline day on September 1st.
And transfer insider Dean Jones believes that the north Londoners aren’t afraid to sign a player from their rivals as there are some concerns over squad depth at Hotspur Way.
He told GIVEMESPORT:
“They are in for a defender if Tanganga leaves and they see no real problem whose door they have to knock on. There is a small concern here over depth.”
The 23-year-old centre-back proved his credentials last season when he emerged as an important player for Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.
Thiago Silva (7.08) was the only defender graded with a better average WhoScored rating than Chalobah (7.03) last term after he made 30 appearances in all competitions, including starts in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup final.
Once described as a “monster” by scout Jacek Kulig, the £20k-per-week Chelsea academy graduate averaged two tackles per game, which was more than any other centre-back and was second to Silva once again in terms of passing accuracy (90.6%). Evidently, he has the intelligence to read the match well.
And he could be the perfect stop-gap replacement for Tanganga, who is currently a valuable member of the squad as he is a homegrown talent – something that Spurs lack right now.
Despite being lauded as “really special“, the fellow England U21 international has struggled to break into the first-team under manager Antonio Conte, having been restricted to 11 appearances since his arrival back in November.
As such, the 23-year-old could be expendable with Chalobah being viewed as his likely replacement, though time is running out to set these deals in motion with less than a week to go until deadline day.
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