Spurs News: Tottenham Hotspur target Matthias Ginter reaches agreement with Bayern Munich over summer transfer
According to transfer specialist Pedro Almeida on Twitter (h/t BirminghamLive), Tottenham Hotspur target Matthias Ginter has reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to join them in the summer transfer window. This update would undoubtedly be a blow to the English club, who could use a centre-back in their squad.
Ginter is nearing the end of this current contract with Monchengladbach, and he is set to leave them at the end of this season. Tottenham have already expressed an interest in signing the 28-year-old, but they have also been joined by other Premier League sides such as Aston Villa and West Ham United in this transfer race.
However, it seems that the German has agreed to join Bayern Munchen this summer. Supposedly, both parties have been engaged in talks since January, and an official announcement will be made after this term.
Spurs have no chance?
We have seen Bayern do this in the past, where it is claimed beforehand that a player will join the German giants at the end of the season. After all, that is what happened in the case of Mats Hummels in 2016– so it won’t be a big surprise if claims of Ginter joining Bayern turn out to be true even if they are made weeks before the end of the season.
The North Londoners would be wise to then shift attention to other targets. After all, the central defender position is an area that we need to strengthen after this campaign, considering the lack of reliable options in the ranks.
Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies are the three dependable options for Antonio Conte at this moment. Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez have not been preferred by the boss, while Japhet Tanganga looked susceptible to causing mistakes before he suffered the season-ending injury.
As such, Ginter would have been a valuable addition to our squad for the next season. That is especially the case when he will be available on a free transfer this summer. After all, we can cut down our costs and use that sum to bolster other areas in the team that need to be worked upon.
Not to mention, we also need to maintain a good depth in our ranks, considering how Conte uses a three-at-the-back formation. The Bundesliga defender would have certainly helped us, but it remains to be seen whether he has finalised a transfer to join Julian Nagelsmann’s side or not.
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However, if the Gladbach ace has agreed to move to Allianz Arena, we must divert our attention elsewhere and look for adequate replacements. The club must ask for a quick response so that we can set up our summer transfer plans in the best way possible.
Ginter isn’t the only defender in the world, after all. Fans would still hope that be it Ginter or any other name, the club signs a quality centre-back going into the new season.