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Forget Kyle Walker – Tottenham Are Preparing To Bring Back Former Player To Replace The 27-year Old

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Tottenham are growing increasingly concerned about retaining Kyle Walker for next season, as the threat from Manchester City continues to grow. Walker has been linked with a £40million move to Manchester City (Daily Star) and Pep Guardiola’s City are believed to be the front-runners for his signature. Now, the important question of replacing him comes up. Towards the end of the season, manager Mauricio Pochettino used Kieran Trippier as a replacement, but Daily Express reports that Spurs are looking at Adam Smith as a player who can provide competition in the event of Walker’s departure.

Adam Smith comes on the back of a brilliant campaign with Bournemouth and he would rejoice the prospect of returning back to Spurs, a club where he started his career. Over the course of his time with Spurs, from featuring for the first team to leave the club in 2014, Smith largely spent his time on loan at various clubs like Torquay United, MK Dons, Leeds United, and Millwall.

Last season, he was a first-team regular for Bournemouth in the right-back spot. His 36 appearances coupled with Bournemouth’s impressive season has catapulted his transfer value to an extent where Spurs are now considering the possibility of bringing him back to the club. In recent times, the Premier League has witnessed several players going back to their roots and Smith being signed by Spurs would not be the biggest shock. Smith claimed that Pochettino did not give him a lot of assistance in helping him break into the first-team. It remains to be seen if he would be ready to play under the manager once again.

Our Verdict

Any move for Smith is likely to happen only if Kyle Walker leaves the club. Even though Spurs are in need of strengthening across the pitch, the right back spot is actually one of the well-stocked places, with Kieran Trippier acting as a capable replacement for Walker so far.

Smith has a contract with Bournemouth until June 2020. The 26-year-old will provide a perfect balance of youth and experience to the Spurs team. Chairman Daniel Levy is a man who is intent on signing players with a resale value, and Smith would fit into this requirement.

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