Poch ready to revamp Tottenham defence with £80m-rated Prem pair

Date published: Friday 4th May 2018 9:59

Tottenham boss Maricio Pochettino is reportedly ready to make a move for Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Swansea star Alfie Mawson this summer.

England star Bertrand is considered to be the perfect replacement for Danny Rose, who is expected to move on this summer as Manchester United close in on his signature.

Mawson, meanwhile, could be a straight swap for Toby Alderweireld, who looks certain to be sold after failing to agree a new contract with the north London giants.

Bertrand is expected to cost in the region of £30m, which would give Saints a healthy profit after they landed the 28-year-old for just £10m in 2015.


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It would appear that the Southampton star has jumped ahead of Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon in the race to replace Rose, although the outstanding Cottagers youngster has been playing more as a left winger this season.

As for Mawson, Swansea rate the 24-year-old at a whopping £50m – although Spurs can expect a decent return on Alderweireld, which would more or less offset that cost.

Pochettino still hopes to keep the spine of his side that are once again closing in on Champions League qualification this season, while also strengthening his Tottenham squad as they prepare to move into their swanky new stadium next season.



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