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Tottenham: Spurs keen on Lacroix

An update has emerged on Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix, regarding Tottenham’s interest in his services… 

What’s the talk?

 According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham are interested in a deal to sign Wolfsburg central defender Maxence Lacroix.

Speaking on his Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that Lacroix is one of the players Fabio Paratici is looking at as he attempts to build Nuno Santo a squad capable of challenging for the top four in the Premier League.

Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde were also mentioned by the journalist, although it remains to be seen where each player ranks on their shortlist. Wolfsburg reportedly want £26m (€30m) for Lacroix.

Would Lacroix be a good signing?

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Fans would love it

Tottenham fans would love it if the club signed Lacroix from Wolfsburg this summer as he would be a quality addition to their squad.

Spurs are in dire need of centre-back arrivals following the news that a number of current first-team options are potentially set to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

The Sun have reported that Toby Alderweireld wants to leave England to return to Belgium, whilst Paratici is open to offers for both Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier.

This means that Tottenham could be in the market for multiple centre-back additions if they all depart in the coming weeks/months. Therefore, Lacroix could be a much-needed signing in terms of the depth at centre-back.

However, does he have the quality to be a success in the Premier League? On the official Bundesliga website, the powerhouse is compared to Manchester United and England legend Rio Ferdinand, who won the title six times with the Red Devils and was named in the PFA Team of the Year on six occasions.

“A centre-back cut from the ‘tall and lean’ mould, rather than ‘big and hulky’ variety, Lacroix has a certain grace on the ball that is reminiscent of former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand in his prime.

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“Similarly able to glide out of defence and pick a forward pass to a teammate, his elegance masks a steely will to win and a healthy aggression. In 2020/21, for example, he was among the top 30 players league-wide for passing accuracy (87 per cent) while also coming out on top in an impressive 59 per cent of his tackles.”

If he is anywhere near as good as Ferdinand was, then he could be an unbelievable signing for Spurs, both in the short term and the long term.

At the age of 21, Lacroix still has the majority of his career ahead of him to develop and improve as a player, but he has given himself a solid foundation to build on after a superb season for Wolfsburg. He averaged an impressive WhoScored rating of 7.03 in 29 Bundesliga starts for the club as they secured Champions League football.

Spurs fans would surely be delighted if their club can get a deal done for Lacroix.

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