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.