After completing the signing of the French defender, Spurs are now able to deploy him in a back three alongside Cristian Romero and Eric Dier next season with the likes of Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez as backups, however, they might not be done there.
Eccleshare has stated he believes Spurs could look to bring in another centre-back if the opportunity arises and believes the Lenglet signing will stop them from being taken advantage of in future negotiations.
Asked how many more signings he expects to arrive at Tottenham before the transfer deadline, Eccleshare told Spurs YouTuber Chris Cowlin: “Certainly one, and then possibly two would be my expectations.
“I think it’ll be that attacking midfielder and then I think the Lenglet signing, what it’s done is it’s meant Spurs aren’t going to be bent over a barrel, they don’t have to sign another defender. But I just wonder if someone became available, whether they would pounce. That would be my expectation.”
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Centre-back has been a big area of importance for Spurs this summer, and after missing out on top target Alessandro Bastoni from Inter, they made the move for Lenglet to bolster their options ahead of the Premier League season.
Considering Lenglet was not their primary choice to sign, it is not surprising Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici could end up swooping for another elite-level defender who could even start ahead of him this term.
One player that could find his way to north London is Bastoni’s teammate Milan Skriniar, who is up for sale from Inter this summer as the Nerazzurri need to raise funds in order to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play requirements.
The good thing for Spurs is they have a lot of time left in the window to make a decision, and with their impressive signings so far, the pressure to bring any more players will be eased slightly, so they can take their time to ensure they get the best deal possible.
Will Spurs sign another centre-back?