An update has emerged on Sassuolo defender Mert Muldur, regarding Tottenham’s interest in his signature.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are considering a swoop for Sassuolo right-back Mert Muldur and are facing competition from Premier League rivals West Ham.
The report claims both clubs have been tracking the Turkish international and could swoop for him before the end of the transfer window, with Spurs chief Fabio Paratici said to be an admirer of the fullback.
It’s time to say bye-bye to Serge Aurier and potentially say hello to the replacement for Kieran Trippier that the club have been searching for since his £19.8m move to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
Football London reported last month that Tottenham are willing to cash in on right-back Aurier this summer as Paratici attempts to improve the fullback options available to Nuno Santo ahead of next season.
Therefore, there could be a gap at right-back for Muldur to come in and fill. In Trippier’s final season for Spurs, he averaged an exceptional WhoScored 7.10 across 26 Premier League starts, making 3.4 tackles and interceptions per game. Muldur, meanwhile, averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.97 and made four tackles and interceptions per game for Turkey at the European Championships.
He could be the replacement for the England international that Spurs need. An exit from Sassuolo could also be likely following comments from his agent.
Max Hagmayr recently said that the defender would like to take the next step in his career and named Napoli as a potential destination for him in the Serie A, whilst hailing him as a “promising” defender.
He told CalcioNapoli:
“In the past, I talked about him with Napoli because Mert is a very promising full-back, still young and who played well against Switzerland as a left-back.
“We will see what happens in the summer.
“Muldur would like to take the next step in his career.
“It’s hard to say now but I can say that all players would be happy to play for Napoli. Right now, he has a contract with Sassuolo until 2024 (but) Mert feels ready for the next step.”
The £8m-rated beast has plenty of time left ahead of him to develop and at the age of 22, he could be the ideal player to come in and replace Aurier.