Mourinho seeking to transform Tottenham defence with Liverpool-linked ace

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2020 7:48 - Steve Pearson

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Tottenham have entered the running to sign an impressive La Liga defender who was previously linked with a switch to Liverpool, claims a Spanish report.

Spurs have come on leaps and bounds under Jose Mourinho in the current campaign.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have put Premier League defences to the sword. While Eric Dier recently revealed a huge shift in the club’s mentality fostered by Portuguese firebrand Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham boast the best defensive record this season of the traditional top six clubs. Though one area of the squad that could soon experience change is at the heart of defence.

Davinson Sanchez has fallen down the pecking order despite starting their first four league matches. That has meant Dier has had to drop deeper to partner the ever-reliable Toby Alderweireld.

Joe Rodon was acquired in the summer to provide depth, but remains unproven at the top level, should he be called upon.

Now, CaughtOffside (citing Don Balon) report that Tottenham are weighing up a move for Villareal centre-half Pau Torres.

The 23-year-old has risen to prominence over the last 18 months. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with seven Spain caps coming his way since his debut in 2019.

 

The defender was previously linked with a January move to Liverpool to help ease their mounting injury crisis.

The Spanish report reveals Torres’ Villareal exit appears to be only a matter of time. Furthermore, a mid-season departure in January has been speculated.

Torres has played every minute of the Yellow Submarine’s league campaign this season, and has a contract with the club running to the summer of 2024.

Any approach, therefore, would likely require a sizeable fee.

 

French starlet dreaming of Premier League?

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Meanwhile, Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga has admitted that “the great clubs make me dream”, amid talk of a big-money move in 2021.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid have all been credited with strong interest in the midfielder.

However, Camavinga also revealed that he may yet agree a new Rennes contract. His current deal has just two years left to run.

The 18-year-old made his senior debut for the Ligue 1 outfit at the tender age of 16 and has already gone on to play for France.

His outstanding form has seen a number of top European clubs sit up and take notice.

And Camavinga, who would cost in the region of €60million, has now addressed his future.

Read the full story here.

 

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