Tottenham are set to join rivals Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign OGC Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in the January transfer window. That's according to a report from the Standard, which claims that Spurs are desperate to reinforce their defensive options in the coming weeks.
The 23-year-old is claimed to be available for roughly £39million should a deal be pursued, giving teams a benchmark for any offer they may make in January. It comes as Ange Postecoglou continues to work towards shaping his squad to suit his new style of play since joining in the summer.
A whole host of changes were made in his first few months in charge, with hopes of transforming their approach to be more proactive. There were some huge outgoings, but with it came some clever incomings that have impressed in their early days with their new club.
An unbeaten start that saw the Lilywhites rocket their way into first was impressive, given the expectation that Postecoglou would take some time to settle. Results since that start have been far from ideal though as three defeats on the bounce now leave them in fifth.
Injuries have been a huge problem for the squad, though the manager has persevered with his style of play even in the event of those absences. It's seen as a short-term pain with long-term gain approach, with the team likely to stick to their principles set out by the manager going forwards.
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The reality now though is that some players not suited to the style are being forced to play that way, exposing the lack of depth available. ItRead on football.london