Tottenham’s top transfer request for January is a “complete” center-back, who they truly want, according to Sky Sports.
Center backs linked to Spurs Ange Postecoglou had to start Ben Davies and Emerson Royal in a makeshift center back combination prior to Cristian Romero’s return from suspension against West Ham. Eric Dier, who is currently on the treatment table with star defender Micky van de Ven and rookie Ashley Phillips, doesn’t seem to be the Spurs head coach’s favorite.
Talks to sign a “quick” star who is compared to Alphonso Davies are “underway” at Spurs.
Although Romero and Van de Ven are expected to return in early 2024, Tottenham’s lack of options in central defense has been severely highlighted by their recent absences.
Spurs are reportedly looking to sign a left-sided center back during the January transfer window as a result of this widespread rumor. On the day of the summer deadline, chairman Daniel Levy was rumored to be pursuing Lloyd Kelly of Bournemouth to provide Postecoglou with an alternative, but a move for the Englishman ultimately fell through (The Times).
But, as the January window draws near, Kelly’s substitutes are plentiful.
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In fact, defenders Sebastian Caceres of Uruguay, Ben Godfrey of Everton, Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea, Radu Dragusin of Genoa, Koki Machida of Union Saint-Gilloise, Morato of Benfica, and Goncalo Inacio of Sporting Lisbon have all been mentioned as potential targets for Spurs in the past few weeks alone.
Another player who has occasionally been brought up is Jarrad Branthwaite, a star for Everton who spent the previous season on loan at PSV Eindhoven. This season, Branthwaite is having the best season of his career.
The Englishman is currently Postecoglou’s and Johan Lange’s top target because he has been such an important player under Sean Dyche thus far.
Really, Tottenham wants Branthwaite.
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham is reportedly very interested in Branthwaite, who is a 21-year-old who is quickly emerging as one of the team’s top defensive targets. The defender is a big fan of both Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo and Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi, but it won’t be simple to pry any of them from their teams in the middle of the season.
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Returning to Branthwaite, he might be a great choice considering his age, skill level, and track record of success in the Premier League.
The young center back, compared to van van de Ven by Football Transfers, has advanced significantly since returning to Goodison Park earlier this year. After making 13 starts in the top division, he’s established himself under Dyche and has been dubbed a “revelation” by journalists such as Mail writer David Kent.
Many people at PSV, including Ruud van Nistelrooy, the former manager of the team and a former striker for Manchester United, were fans of Branthwaite.
Van Nistelrooy stated, “He is a great talent” (via X).
Though the boy is twenty, he still has hope. Because he is two-footed, he can play on the left or right of the center back and is good with the ball. He is extremely complete because of his height and speed.