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Spurs tipped to move for top class defender in January as Champions League exit may have reduced his £55m asking price

We’ve seen over the years that Jose Mourinho loves to have a settled back four that he can rely on, but you do get the feeling that he’s still not completely happy with some of his current options.

Spurs rarely go out and buy someone for an inflated fee that doesn’t represent any value, but they’ve been tipped to return for Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar next month.

A report from This is Futbol cited some comments from the Football.London podcast about his situation, and it would all depend on Inter Milan’s valuation of the player.

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It’s believed that Daniel Levy wasn’t prepared to sanction the £55m required to sign him in the summer, but Inter Milan’s Champions League exit could hurt their budget and it’s possible that he could be available for less.

They go on to state that the move would only be likely if Inter are willing to lower their demands, but there is reason to believe that could be the case.

Skrinar would immediately upgrade the defence when you consider that he’s proven himself to be a top quality option at the highest level for years, while he’s only 25 so he could anchor the Spurs defence for years to come.

It’s also interesting to see that Davinson Sanchez has been linked with a £40m exit to AC Milan in January due to his unhappiness at the club, so that transfer would pay for most of the Skrinar deal and it would also give Mourinho a reliable option that he can build his defence around.

 

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  1. c b waters says:

    Our priority is not another defender ..although if we can get our money back for Sanchez in January then great, bring someone in. But we’ve got Dier, Toby, Davies, and we’ve got Rodin, so use him. No, our priority is some creative players in the final third. I thought Lo Celso would be that, but he’s being turned into a workhorse, while Ndombele doesn’t quite fit the bill of a DeBruyne, a Grealish, a Maddison, or someone like Eriksen at his best.
    We’re gonna kill the geese (Son and Kane) who lay the golden eggs if we don’t give them support, in the final third and from the bench. Alli HAS to be reintroduced, because he’s still world class if allowed to be. Perhaps Bale can find a creative link in the middle, because he’s never going to be our pace phenomenon on the wing or through the middle again. And let Moura, Vicinius and Bergwjin be our alternatives up front, as and when needed. If we’re not creative, and relying just on Kane and Son up front, with Kane working his heart out to be a creator as well, and simply having a heavy industrial midfield/defence behind them, then we’re going to continue shrivelling up as we’ve been doing since the 2nd half of the Palace game. Plan A’s demise was always on the cards, and it’s becoming awful to watch. It smells of desperation and fear, and teams have now figured us out. Man City was the best result, while everyone’s beating Arsenal. But remember we didn’t just struggle against Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool, we struggled against Burnley, WBA, Brighton and Palace! As a surprise factor, Plan A can still work, but we need to dominate teams consistently if we want to win anything and give appropriate service to Kane and Son.

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