So far this season, Botman has highly impressed over his 27 Ligue 1 appearances for table-toppers LOSC Lille, making an average of one tackle, 1.7 interceptions, 3.1 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game, culminating in an average WhoScored match rating of 7.05 – ranking him as Christophe Galtier’s fifth-best performer in the French top flight.
And, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano suggested that Lille could look to sell the defender this summer, potentially opening the door for Spurs to swoop in for the Netherlands international.
He said: “We mentioned Botman as one of the potential centre-backs of the summer because Lille need to sell players. Botman is an interesting centre-back – they are so happy with him, but they know that top clubs are going for Botman.
“Keep an eye on the other clubs that are looking for a centre-back, because we know in the summer a lot of centre-backs will be part of the market and keep an eye on Botman because, in my opinion, he will be one of the most interesting [transfers] because he’s [a] really good, good player.”
Would Botman be a good signing?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Sven Botman…
With it being reported that Jose Mourinho was desperate to add a top-class centre-back to his ranks last summer, with the 58-year-old subsequently missing out on a deal to sign Milan Skriniar, in our opinion, it would not be at all surprising to see Spurs make a move to strengthen in the position this summer.
And with Romano suggesting that Lille could be open to the sale of Botman in the summer window, the 21-year-old would appear to be both a viable and exciting prospect for Tottenham to consider come the end of the season.