Tottenham Hotspur are displaying a variety of curiosity within the Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi forward of the summer time switch window.
What’s the most recent?
Spurs ended the January switch window having introduced in two new faces with considered one of them being a defensive addition in Pedro Porro.
Nevertheless, there have been no new centre-backs coming by means of the doorways at Hotspur Manner over the course of the month regardless of the membership’s dismal defensive record.
However it’s obvious the Lilywhites do have centre-backs on their radar with the Palace defender believed to be a participant of serious curiosity from the north London membership.
Talking on his newest YouTube video, journalist Alasdair Gold has steered Spurs are big admirers of Guehi however he would have confirmed too costly to signal within the January window:
“I do know they’re additionally big admirers of Marc Guehi at Palace.
“None of these 4 gamers [Bastoni, Hincapie, Gvardiol & Guehi] I’ve simply talked about had been accessible within the January window.
“And in addition, Marc Guehi – it’d be attention-grabbing. An England worldwide goes to be price a giant sum of money. There’ll be competitors for him if there’s any show that Palace could be or trace that Palace could be keen to promote him.”
Room for enchancment
Aforementioned, Tottenham’s points in defence have been there for all to see this season with the Lilywhites holding one of many worst defensive data within the Premier League.
Previous to the January window, Spurs boss Anotnio Conte spoke to the media and steered a brand new centre-back was not a precedence for the winter market and he was glad together with his choices:
“With central defenders we’re good, we’ve got to proceed to work,” he said after the draw towards Brentford.
Is Marc Guehi ok for Spurs?
Nevertheless, it’s onerous to actually consider these feedback when his aspect has conceded 20 extra objectives than their top-four rivals Newcastle United already this season.
Compared to Eric Dier, Guehi has offered Palace with extra tackles per 90 minutes in addition to extra blocks and clearances (via FBref).
Given what number of objectives have been conceded to date this season, for a centre-back (Dier) to have a median of fewer than one sort out per 90 minutes doesn’t make for good studying.
There’s a belief that Spurs will probably be eyeing two new centre-backs in the summertime – one reportedly excessive on the checklist being Alessandro Bastoni. Nevertheless, we do wonder if they may have stretched to herald one over the course of final month.
It might seemingly have been dearer and very troublesome, but it surely may have doubtlessly made a big effect on the rest of their season given simply how poor their defence has been this far.