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Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur set to enter race to sign Lille centre-back Sven Botman

According to the Italian media outlet Tuttomercato (h/t The Express), Tottenham Hotspur are in line to enter the race to get the signature of Lille centre-back Sven Botman in the summer transfer window. He is widely regarded as one of the best defenders among his age group, which has resulted in increased attention recently.

Botman already has interest from the likes of Newcastle United and AC Milan as they look to sign him next summer. Liverpool has also monitored his situation in the past, but it is unknown whether they will rekindle their efforts in the coming months.

Newcastle had attempted to sign the 22-year-old in the January transfer window, but it eventually ended in vain. They had seen their two bids get rejected as the Ligue 1 side wanted to keep him at least until the end of the 2021-22 season. His agent had recently travelled to meet with Milan’s representatives for a potential move in the future.

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur set to enter race to sign Lille centre-back Sven Botman.
Sven Botman is a transfer target for Tottenham, Newcastle and Milan. (GETTY Images)

Can Spurs sign Botman?

The recent couple of games has certainly highlighted our defensive shortcomings, which have seen us lose steam in the race for the fourth spot. Davinson Sanchez, for example, has shown lapses in concentration, which has cost us heavily in the past few fixtures.

Joe Rodon is not counted on by Antonio Conte, whereas Ben Davies is not exactly a natural centre-back. Moreover, Japhet Tanganga and Eric Dier need to be upgraded if Daniel Levy has plans to back the man in charge through quality additions.

Perhaps we could see that happen as Alessio Romagnoli of the Rossoneri has also been linked with a move to Tottenham. He will be out of contract next summer and could be one of the defenders that they are targeting after this term.

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur set to enter race to sign Lille centre-back Sven Botman. (GETTY Images)
Sven Botman’s agent has contacted Milan. (GETTY Images)

Botman could suit our needs in the backline as he can instantly offer the boost in quality that we are seeking at this moment. Even if we spend big on signing him, he has more than enough years left in his playing career to repay that amount through his performances.

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Signing the Ligue 1 star would not be easy, though, considering the presence of the Serie A club and the Magpies. We must be wary as the Italian side have already expressed their case to his agent, which puts them ahead of us. However, all is not done as we still have plenty of time left in our bag.

It remains to be seen how this situation pans out in the coming months ahead of the summer transfer window. But let’s hope that we can get our initial targets after this season, unlike what had happened in January.

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