Tottenham are considering a move for Sheffield United defender Jack O’Connell, according to the Daily Star.
O’Connell has played for Sheffield United since they were in League One and has helped Chris Wilder’s side climb the divisions to the Premier League. The 25-year-old has been a regular so far this season, functioning as one of the Blades’ unorthodox overlapping centre-backs – often getting further forward than the team’s full-backs.
The Star claims Spurs are eyeing O’Connell as a long-term replacement for Jan Vertonghen, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has looked ropey for the most part this term.
O’Connell has plenty of experience while also having many more years ahead of him, making him an ideal candidate if deemed good enough to play for Tottenham. He has featured in all 23 of Sheffield United’s league games this season, so he is obviously trusted by Wilder.
The Yorkshire side currently sit two points and one place above Spurs in the table having conceded nine goals fewer than the Londoners, so it makes sense that Jose Mourinho might look at bringing in one of their most influential defenders.