Journalist Rob Guest has claimed that a summer transfer for Stephane Singo could solve Tottenham Hotspur’s issues at right wing-back.
With the season drawing to an end, much attention will soon turn to the upcoming transfer market as teams look to bolster their squad with exciting new signings.
While discussing how Spurs could improve their backline in an article for football.london, Guest suggested that the right-side of Antonio Conte’s defence was an areal that could do with some strengthening.
Do Spurs need a new right wing-back this summer?
Indeed, he named Singo as someone who has been ‘impressing for Torino’ this season and his links to Italian football will make him well-known to Conte and director of football Fabio Paratici.
The journalist explained: “Singo has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after impressing for Torino in his right wing-back role. A player both Conte and Paratici will know all about following their time in Italy, the youngster could possibly be the man to help address the position for good.
“Making 36 appearances in all competitions for the Turin-based club this season, the 21-year-old has registered three goals and four assists so far. Also linked with a move to Arsenal, the Lilywhites may be able to strike a good deal for the player as his contract with Torino expires at the end of next campaign.”
TIF thoughts on Stephane Singo and Spurs…
As things stand, Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty are the club’s two senior options to play the right wing-back role for Tottenham.
However, as alluded to by Guest, neither player has quite had that role his own with any great consistency. Indeed, Royal has endured a ‘difficult time’ in England so far. This was compounded earlier in the year when he was heavily criticised for his role in the FA Cup exit at the hands of Championship outfit Middlesbrough.
Other option Doherty has also had his issues. Indeed, the Ireland international had ‘struggled for form’ since joining the club in 2020 but was just starting to make steps forward before rupturing his medial collateral ligament in April (via Sky Sports).
With question marks lingering other those two options at right wing-back, perhaps Guest is right. Maybe Singo could be the man to ‘help address the position for good’.