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Tottenham could target two defenders including Marc Guehi in January

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Tottenham eye a move for defenders in the January window as injury issues loom

Tottenham Hotspur finds themselves at a crossroads, grappling with an injury crisis in the heart of their defence. The recent hamstring injury to Micky van de Ven and uncertainties surrounding Eric Dier’s contract situation have prompted the club to actively explore potential defensive reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window.

In a strategic meeting this week, Tottenham’s decision-makers delved into discussions regarding viable options to bolster their defensive ranks. The absence of Van de Ven, sidelined until 2024 with a torn hamstring, and the contract situation surrounding Eric Dier have heightened the need for defensive reinforcements.

Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi and Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite have emerged as prominent names on Tottenham’s radar. Both players have showcased their defensive prowess in the Premier League this season, making them enticing prospects for Spurs.

Micky van de Ven's hamstring injury has forced Spurs to look for defensive reinforcements over the January window.
Micky van de Ven’s hamstring injury has forced Spurs to look for defensive reinforcements over the January window.

Guehi, who has been a stalwart for Crystal Palace, and Branthwaite, impressing in his outings for Everton, represent the kind of defensive stability that Tottenham is keen to reinforce. That is according to Daily Mail.

Who to sign?

However, the North London club is not limiting its options to the domestic front alone. AC Milan’s Malick Thiaw, Morato from Benfica, and Sporting Lisbon’s Goncalo Inacio have also garnered attention from Tottenham’s scouting team.

The potential inclusion of a defensive stalwart from abroad could surely bring an added layer of diversity and skill to Spurs’ backline. Tottenham’s aspirations for success this season hinge not only on their attacking prowess but equally on shoring up the defensive foundations

Marc Guehi is a Tottenham transfer target.
Marc Guehi is a Tottenham transfer target.

The injury crisis involving Micky and the contract uncertainties of Dier have prompted Tottenham to be proactive in addressing their defensive concerns. The January transfer window looms as a crucial opportunity for Spurs to fortify their squad, particularly in a position as pivotal as central defence.

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As the club navigates through this challenging phase, the spotlight is firmly on the scouting and recruitment team to identify the right defensive talents who can seamlessly integrate into the team’s structure.

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