Paper Talk: Tottenham tipped to sign Vertonghen replacement in January

Date published: Saturday 31st August 2019 10:10

Tottenham are reportedly lining up a January replacement for Jan Vertonghen, while a £63m Man Utd target is heading to Real Madrid, according to Saturday’s papers.



Tottenham are being tipped to land a potential replacement for Jan Vertonghen in the January transfer window.

The Belgium star has found himself on the bench at the start to the new campaign after Mauricio Pochettino was believed to be unhappy with his fitness levels after returning for pre-season training.

He has since been linked with a move to German side Bayer Leverkusen before Monday’s European transfer window shuts, news that has caused major concern for Spurs fans – who consider Vertonghen to be the club’s best defender.

A report on Football Espana back in February claimed that Pochettino was weighing up a move for Real Betis centre-back Aissa Mandi.

The 27-year-old joined Betis from French club Reims in 2016 and has been a regular fixture for the club since then.

He made 35 appearances in the La Liga last season, guiding Betis to a 10-placed finish, but is yet to play this season after guiding Algeria to African Cup of Nations success over the summer.

And now reports are claiming that Spurs are ready to renew their interest in the player in the new year, with new signing Giovani Lo Celso able to give them a glowing report on his former Betis team-mate.



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