Spurs’ defense was in terrible shape the previous season, giving up 63 goals in the process. In the Premier League past season, only five teams gave up more goals, and three of those teams were demoted.
These problems seemed to have been resolved with the summer acquisition of Micky van de Ven, and Ange Postecoglou had an almost ideal backline combination with Cristian Romero due to his increased poise and dependability.
The Spurs defense is severely vulnerable as a result of van de Ven’s long-term injury, and January reinforcements are desperately needed. Ahead of the winter transfer window, a number of names have been connected to the North London club, with a few apparent standout targets.
Spurs’ top three transfer desires are defensive players.
The most recent report from the Evening Standard claims that Spurs have three names shortlisted for the center-half position and that the acquisition of a new player will be their top priority for next month.
According to the source, Tottenham is considering replacing van de Ven, and they are searching for “left-sided centre-backs” as a “priority.”
Regarding targets, it is stated that Lloyd Kelly, Marc Guehi, and Jean-Clair Todibo are “at the top of the agenda” for Spurs.
Guehi is believed to be a long-term objective, but Kelly was linked to a summer transfer to Spurs (GiveMeSport) (90Min). Recently, Todibo has also become a viable option (The Standard).
Spurs Online Views
Marc Guehi is a strong contender, but Jean-Clair Todibo is my first choice out of the three. The issue with Guehi is that his price will go up since Palace won’t let him go and the English tax will be applied. Even though Lloyd Kelly is less expensive, that doesn’t imply he’s the best choice.