The press seem united in their belief that Argentinian centre half Mateo Musacchio will be the next new signing for Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino but who is he and where does he fit into the side ahead of the new campaign?
The Mirror are among a number of newspapers who feel that the defender is set to join the club on a five year deal with a transfer fee in the region of £17m while other reports claim that Villarreal are resigned to losing him.
Musacchio is 23 and has been with his current employers since 2009 after joining from River Plate for whom he made his senior debut as a 16 year old. The player is a right sided centre back with two full international caps to his name and it’s thought that Pochettino regards him as an ideal replacement for his original target Dejan Lovren.
If he signs, Musacchio would undoubtedly be first choice in a preferred back four which would also include Walker, Vertonghen and Davies. The obvious question is whether this is a good move and if and when it’s sealed, where does it leave other players such as Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson?