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Tottenham transfer target chooses to stay at Borussia Monchengladbach

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Kou Itakura of Japan in action during an international friendly against Colombia.

Tottenham target Ko Itakura has chosen to stay at Borussia Monchengladbach this summer

According to Florian Plettenberg, Tottenham target Ko Itakura has chosen to stay at Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, dealing a blow to Spurs’ plans to reinforce their squad.

This decision comes as a blow to Tottenham Hotspur, who were keen on bolstering their defensive options ahead of the upcoming season. The 26-year-old has been a subject of speculation in recent weeks, with Tottenham showing a strong interest in securing his services.

Ko Itakura has made it clear that he intends to stay at Borussia Monchengladbach. This news will undoubtedly provide a significant boost to the German outfit, as they retain the services of a talented and reliable defender.

With rumours swirling about the potential departures of Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga, and Eric Dier from Tottenham, the North London club finds itself in urgent need of defensive reinforcements.

Last season, Spurs conceded a disappointing 63 goals in the league, highlighting the glaring issues within their backline. If they are to mount a serious challenge for a top-four finish and compete for major honours, it is imperative that they address these defensive deficiencies.

Itakura’s decision to snub Tottenham’s advances means that the club must now shift their focus to alternative targets. While the Japanese international would have undoubtedly been a valuable addition to their squad, Spurs must explore other avenues to strengthen their defensive unit.

Ko Itakura of Moenchengladbach looks on.
Ko Itakura of Moenchengladbach looks on. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

The Tottenham faithful will undoubtedly be eager to see the club make shrewd and astute signings during the transfer window. A solid defensive signing could provide the stability and resilience that the team desperately needs.

As the new season approaches, the pressure mounts on Tottenham to rectify their defensive shortcomings. The absence of Ko Itakura from their potential signings list may have disappointed some fans, but there is still hope for a successful recruitment drive.

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Itakura is a talented player whose quality we could use. However, let’s see who they turn out to be next.

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