While many Spurs fans consider a new centre half to be as much of a priority as a couple of new strikers, there are very few defenders being linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
Ledley King’s return to first team action was welcome but few would expect him to be available for much of 2011-12, while injury stricken team mate Jonathan Woodgate may get a pay as you play deal for next season at best.
As we’ve already seen this year, when you have two long term injury victims in the squad, resources are stretched to the limit and William Gallas, Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul have all spent periods in the treatment room to add to the manager’s problems.
It’s surprising then to see very few names linked with the club. At right back, Alan Hutton is expected to leave but many hope that Kyle Walker will step in to replace him. Emmanuel Eboue however, continues to be mentioned as a possible summer target and it would be no surprise if we made another move for Phil Neville.
At centre half there are less rumours although we could expect the name of Wes Brown to crop up again. Last week Mathias Jorgensen was mentioned and stories linking Neven Subotic also appeared recently.
Tomorrow we’ll look at the midfield but for now, how many defenders should the club be looking for and who should Harry seek out to reinforce our thin back line?