Tottenham are considering a move for Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to Sky Sports.
The Londoners are said to be willing to enter the market for a right-back following Juan Foyth’s injury against Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup. The Argentinian, who usually plays at centre-back, hurt his ankle and has been ruled out for “many weeks” by Mauricio Pochettino.
Following Kieran Trippier’s departure to Atletico Madrid, Pochettino has been left with Foyth, Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier battling for the right-back spot. That’s plenty of options, but question marks remain over the quality of Walker-Peters and Aurier.
With that in mind, Sky Sports claims Spurs are looking into the possibility of signing Hysaj before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Hysaj, 25, is a 46-time international for Albania and has finished as a Serie A runner-up three times with Napoli. He made 35 appearances across all competitions last season.
Marseille right-back Hiroki Sakai has also been named as a possible target, but Tottenham have apparently been put off by the 29-year-old’s age – Spurs rarely offer long-term contracts to player in or approaching their 30s.
With Walker-Peters and Aurier available for this weekend’s Premier League curtain-raiser against Aston Villa, we think Tottenham will ultimately opt against signing another right-back.
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