Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold now expects Spurs to monitor centre-back addition

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Tottenham Hotspur are still expected to be keeping an eye on the centre-back market in the final weeks of this summer’s transfer window. 

This is according to Spurs reporter Alasdair Gold, who has been discussing the potential transfer movement in N17 on his YouTube channel.

Antonio Conte looks set to see a seventh summer signing come through the doors at Hotspur Way in the coming days in the form of Udinese’s Destiny Udogie.

However, Gold does not believe Spurs will be satisfied with their business just yet and will monitor the opportunities that may crop up to bring in a new centre-back.

This comes with Joe Rodon having departed in recent weeks and the likes of Japhet Tanganga still being discussed as a possible departure, which Gold feels may leave the door open for another addition.

He said: “I think they’ll look at another centre-back either way – maybe even if Tanganga doesn’t go. Although, I’d imagine maybe he will, I think, just purely to get a lot of football out of him, and obviously a fair few Italian clubs are interested in him.

“I think it could be either; I think it could be young or old, and I know that’s a right-down-the-middle answer, but I think it’s as simple as that – I think it’s whatever deal comes up.”

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

Spurs have already added one centre-back to their squad this summer with Clement Lenglet, however, it is apparent they did miss out on their top targets in Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol.

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Conte’s men started strong at the weekend against Southampton, with the three starting centre-backs racking up six clearances between them and limiting the Saints to just two shots on target (via SofaScore).

And with Eric Dier even getting his name on the scoresheet, it does feel as if the starting three is fairly set in Conte’s mind, given Dier, Cristian Romero and Ben Davies all played big roles last season under the Italian.

But it is a long season, and injuries to Romero and Davies have already been seen under Conte’s reign, so there is no harm in having a lot of strength in depth.

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