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Spurs: Journalist drops centre-back transfer claim

Tottenham Hotspur may wait to sign another central defender…

What’s the word?

That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who delivered a fresh update on Spurs’ plans before the transfer deadline on September 1st to This is Futbol, where he said:

“I think that they feel that they’ve got players that they can rotate to fix emergencies, if you will.

“The season pauses in November, so we haven’t got that many games before the January transfer window, so I think Tottenham feel that that’s an area they’ll be able to fix further down the line if they have to.”

Conte blow

The Lilywhites have been very active in the summer transfer window so far, signing no fewer than six new players, all of which are set to play a big part under manager Antonio Conte this campaign.

Spurs are back in the Champions League, so midweek matches will quickly become the norm again and as such, the Italian head coach will need to utilise rotation wisely in a bid to keep the side competitive across all competitions.

Do Spurs need another centre-back?

YES!

YES!

NO!

NO!

A lot of their incomings make sense – an alternative upfront has been found in Richarlison, Ivan Perisic and Djed Spence provide quality at wing-back, whilst Clement Lenglet becomes Conte’s only left-footed and natural centre-back.

However, it shouldn’t stop there as Ben Davies has recently suffered an injury and is facing a fight to be fit for the start of the season and with Joe Rodon on the verge of a loan exit to Stade Rennes, it would leave the manager light on options.

Tottenham have been linked to an array of other centre-backs throughout the summer, including Alessandro Bastoni, who seems set to remain at Inter Milan for the foreseeable future.

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However, the likes of Pau Torres and Josko Gvardiol could be alternative targets and both would add an abundance of quality to that backline.

But with the north Londoners seemingly prepared to wait until January at the earliest, Conte may not be a happy man as he’ll want all the strength in depth possible to ensure that Spurs are challenging for a trophy this campaign.

AND in other news, Fabrizio Romano drops transfer update

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