Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has previously said that he won’t be looking to start next season with five senior centre halves so it’s a surprise that reports are linking the club with a move for Zenit St Petersburg’s Slovakian International defender Tomas Hubocan.
However, the 27 year old offers more than just cover in the heart of the defence and like Jan Vertonghen, Hubocan is comfortable either at centre half or at full back.
The stories have emerged after the player’s agent claimed interest from Tottenham, along with other clubs from around Europe.
“Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in him, but we had contacts with Inter Milan and Napoli,” said Michal Holescak.
However, the agent goes on to claim that Hubocan is looking to remain in Russia after becoming a first team regular under Luciano Spalletti.
“Tomas is a top defender, a player for big European teams. However, he is happy in Spalletti’s team. He’s focused on the Russian Premier League and on the Europa League.”
Hubocan may not be needed in the centre of Spurs’ defence but as a man who can cover both full back positions, this is a link that may be pursued further over the coming weeks.