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.”

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.

Who would you like to see Spurs sign this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



  1. Yep looking forward to 10 yrs of what the arse have had without the 10 yrs of trophies beforehand.. I would love to be wrong but every mgr that hits the ceiling and asks for investment (Jol, AvB, Rsdknapp) is replaced and the cycle continues…
    I’m sure it’ll be Mourinho’s fault in 18 months, exactly as it was Poch’s after he took Spurs to places unimaginable, redefining our image and making a cl final with Dier Aurier and Sissoko!!!! Not able to rebuild a squad he went the way of the others above.. See you there soon Jose.
    COYS, put up ot sell up enic.


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