Stoke City are expecting January bids from a trio of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, for defender Harry Souttar, according to Football Insider.

Souttar has been a mainstay in Stoke’s starting line-up since last season and is apparently attracting interest from multiple top-flight outfits.

The 23-year-old centre-back, who remarkably has scored six goals in just eight appearances for the Australian national team, has a long-term contract at Stoke that runs until the summer of 2025.

But it seems the Championship club’s resolve could be tested in January.

Football Insider claims Spurs, Aston Villa and Everton are all keen, and Stoke are bracing themselves for offers in the winter transfer window.

The question is: do Tottenham need another centre-back?

Cristian Romero has impressed since arriving from Atalanta in the summer but there are still doubts as to whether Eric Dier is a worthy starter alongside him.

Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon have also struggled for consistency, so perhaps Spurs should move for Souttar – his arrival would likely leave to one of the squad’s current centre-backs departing.



  1. Rodon ‘struggling for consistency’????? When has he ever been given the chance to attain some consistency? We’re now reported to be in the market for the Stoke centre half. What for? To stick him in the ‘reserve squad with an occasional appearance in a nondescript cup game? We have far more pressing issues in other parts of the team after years of either keeping the wallet tightly closed or allowing us to be saddled with players who are clearly not good enough or for some reason seem to go downhill once being at Tottenham for a year or two.

    • Even Dier cannot be trusted dipping into the market for another defender before moving Sanchez do not make sense. Rodon is still behind Sanchez until he pull a no show our lost his head and do something rash. Dier right now playing next Romero is fine. Keep the hole plug until. This is crazy talk picked up from another blogger while we are sufficient at striker, the 10 spot and a genuine creative midfielder player. The 2 trying to play at the 8 and 10 never did it before and just like we had an attacking young midfielder once name Dele who we turned into everything but a better midfield player we have the two wrenches doing the same all over again. When we sign Bryan Gil, my first comments were please do not stick him of the right” we saw that last Thursday instead of the more senior player Bergwjin who is more ambidextrous go over there Gil was so lost I felt bad for the lad. Same with Scarlett instead of Bergwjin again who can play across the line move inside next to Dane and slide slightly out left, he was left alone to battle 2 central defenders. Sorry but that is coaching/mamager nothing to do with the players. Same crop Sunday, Tanguy was slowly drifting out the game. Pulling him at 75th minute would not have been bad and being Gio in. Am of the opinion that a manager is going 5 win about 5 games season just my in game adjustments. Poch unfortunately is stubborn to the notion there are no problem his starting 11 cannot fix. He is doing same at PSG. We have enough to be competitive for top 4 just handicapping the league as of Sunday. We did not lose much ground, but we did nothing to prove we can hack it.

  2. Absolutely right Tony. Why buy another CB when we have Rodon who was purchased with the same sort of excitement only to be used sparingly- unjustifiably in my opinion as he does well every time I have seen him play. Now that kane is looking very leggy, slow and disinterested we are in big trouble. Another quality striker needed as at present he can’t be dropped as we have no alternatives.


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