How can Spurs sure up their defence ahead of a long, competitive season?
Written by Josh Dolan
Since Antonio Conte’s arrival in November 2021 Tottenham fans have seen his magical work on players like Eric Dier and Ben Davies. The Italian has created a stronger base to Tottenham’s back line which has been a struggle since losing Vertonghen and Alderweireld.
Last summer Spurs signed Cristian Romero who has been breathtaking and very quickly become a fan’s favourite as his passion and aggressive is deeply loved at White Hart Lane. Romero perfectly compliments Eric Dier as Dier brings calm and composure as the the two players formed a great partnership last season.
Spurs will certainly look to add more depth in the defence with rumours been flying around of Spurs wanting to sign the likes of Josko Gvardiol, Evan Ndicka, Clément Lenglet and Piero Hincapié. These players are the prefect fit for Spurs as they can cover left-centre-back and centre-back. Spurs will certainly need to sign one defender or potentially two due to the long season ahead.
I personally think Tottenham should have a look at young French centre back Evan Ndicka or extremely highly rated Ecuadorian Piero Hincapié. These two players are young and are much cheaper alternatives to the likes of Gvardiol or Bastoni. Bastoni and Gvardiol look extremely expensive and seem happy playing at their current clubs hence why Spurs should look at Ndicka or Hincapié.
Ndicka was amazing during Frankfurts Europa League winning campaign as the Frenchman consistently put in brilliant displays. Ndicka is strong, fast, technical and very good in the final third which is what Spurs require (a energetic progressive left centre back). Ndicka is coming into his last year on his contract meaning Frankfurt are willing to sell him for a lower asking price, something Spurs should certainly look at.
Piero Hincapié is highly rated youngster in Germany playing his football for Bayern Leverkusen. The 20 year old has also attracted interest from AC Milan and any potential transfer this summer has been reported to be around £35 million which is a steal in this current market.