Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has said that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new centre-back this summer.
With Jan Vertonghen unlikely to be at the club next season, it would leave the Portuguese with just three senior central defenders in Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Academy graduate Japhet Tanganga.
AS reported this morning that Spurs are interested in signing Monaco’s Guillermo Maripan, who has made 22 appearances for the French outfit this term, whilst a host of other centre-halves have also been linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in recent weeks.
And Romano revealed on his Instagram account this afternoon that the Tottenham boss is indeed looking to bolster his defensive department.
Someone asked: “Any Spurs news Fab?”. He simply replied: “Soon! Jose wants a new CB.”
🗞 Fabrizio Romano: Confirming that Jose Mourinho wants a new CB this summer. pic.twitter.com/KPpNeXWa44
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) May 16, 2020
With Sanchez short of form this season, and Tanganga relitavely inexperienced, it should come as no surprise that Mourinho wants to buy another centre-half.
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