Tottenham Hotspur are comprehended to hold a keen interest in finalizing West Ham United defender Issa Diop however they are not likely to satisfy the Hammers’ ₤52 m asking rate, Football Expert claims.
The Frenchman is currently in his second season with the Hammers because his ₤22 m move from Toulouse and he has actually currently made 64 appearances for the club throughout all competitions.
A current report declared that Spurs have actually remained in continuous contact with the agent of Diop and they are keen on enticing him to the club during the next transfer window.
Nevertheless, Football Expert reports that the north London giants are not likely to satisfy the ₤52 m price on the player’s head and they might be prepared to look somewhere else to reinforce the heart of the defence.
Jose Mourinho currently has 6 main protective choices in Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen, Japhet Tanganga, Juan Foyth and Eric Dier in the first-team squad.
Vertonghen, however, might be heading through the exit door when his contract ends during the summer while Foyth might follow fit, having failed to even make the playing squad under Mourinho.
In Other Places, the Portuguese has actually played Tanganga more in the full-back positions than in his favored main protective role and the exact same might end up being a repeating pattern for next season.
As a result, the club are on the look for a young centre-back with the ‘best years ahead of him’ however Diop does not look like an option, especially with the financial effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mourinho stays a huge admirer of Diop, who he had actually formerly referred to as a ‘monster‘ but Spurs are quite clear that they won’ t invested more than ₤50 m on any player this summer.
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