Spurs quest for a new defender goes on and the name of Phil Jones is never too far away from the transfer gossip columns at the moment. Blackburn’s Jones is still only 19 and has just established himself in the first team but he has attracted interest from a whole host of clubs.
Blackburn’s current manager Steve Kean is aware that he may have a battle on his hands over the player: “I don’t know if Phil would go straight into the team at a Champions League club.
“And he wants to play. He wants to be a central defender – where he is looking fantastic.
“You always brace yourself for bids – we have had offers before for him and I am sure there will be solid ones in again. He will move on some time, but I can see him being captain here first.”
As far as Spurs are concerned maybe Kean has a point with regards to the likelihood of him playing on a regular basis. Is his summary correct or does Jones have the credentials to hold down a regular first team slot at White Hart Lane?