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Tottenham interested in landing West Ham defender Issa Diop

Tottenham are keen on West Ham defender Issa Diop, according to Sky Sports.

The 22-year-old French centre-back has been a regular in the West Ham defence since joining from Toulouse. However, he hasn’t featured much since the 3-2 defeat by Spurs at the London Stadium.

Jose Mourinho also praised Diop when his Manchester United side were defeated by West Ham a couple of years ago (h/t Sky Sports).

Issa Diop
Issa Diop in action against Tottenham (Image credit: Getty)

The boss congratulated the scouting department of the Hammers for finding such the talent too (h/t Sky Sports).

West Ham want big bucks for Diop

The Hammers might be struggling a bit under Manuel Pellegrini but they do not want to sell Diop.

The report claims that the Hammers value him at more than £50m and it will be interesting to see if Spurs make a move for Diop.

Toby Alderweireld
Toby Aldeweireld is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham have some defensive concerns with Jan Vertonghen out of a contract in the summer. However, Toby Alderweireld penned a new deal to remain at Spurs for a few more years.

Sky Sports adds that Spurs see Diop as a long-term replacement for both Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

The pair are in their 30s, however, we do have Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez in our ranks too.

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Mourinho does need to make some additions to the side and we need to make the defence tighter under the Portuguese.

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