Tottenham Closing in to Complete Brilliant Double Deal

Gianelli Imbula MarseilleTottenham are focusing way too much on the defensive side this summer as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to solve the concerns at the back once and for all.

The North Londoners have already officially secured two defender deals for Wimmer and Trippier but still want to further reinforce the department.

Spurs are now heavily linked with two quality players who are surely better than the duo they have signed.

First is Belgian international Toby Alderweireld. The 26 year old Atletico Madrid star played on loan for Southampton last season as was one of the key member of their strong defensive setup under Koeman.

He mainly played as a central defender for Saints but has effectively played as a full back and a defensive midfielder as well with Atletico and Ajax.

Reports suggest that Spurs are closing in to sign the versatile star and the player himself wants to move to White Hart Lane. Tottenham need a quality RCB and Toby will be exactly that.

On the other hand, Spurs are in talks with rising defensive midfielder Giannelli Imbula of Marseille.

As per the provided link, Inter were leading the race for the 22 year old star. However the Nerazzurri have instead signed his compatriot Kondogbia from Monaco for the DM role and hence Spurs can push to sign the €18.5m rated star who is also an Arsenal target.

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10 Responses to Tottenham Closing in to Complete Brilliant Double Deal

  1. George says:

    I am sure Spurs will not sign either of them. But in any case why do we need more defensive players?

    • sheikh352 says:

      I can’t believe you are even asking the question! 53 goals conceded in 38 league games is why! How can we possibly convince Hugo Lloris to give us one more season unless we do EVERYTHING possible to strengthen the last line in front of him? Scoring goals was far less of a problem for us than stopping them from going in. We are not Brazil and we are never going to win every game 4-3. Nor should we try to. Fix up the defence and things will flow from there. Remember, this is just one article – about defensive players. We are also being linked with strikers and midfielders, all over the internet, in fact. As doubtful as it is, that either of these two deals will come off, it would be fantastic if Toby Alderweireld did, in fact, join us. I still think Southampton are favourites to sign him, if anyone does. They are the first side to have put in a realistic offer, as of this morning. Without improvements at the back, we have no chance of breaking into the top 4. That’s just the way it is…

  2. c b waters says:

    Exactly! Why do we need MORE defensive players? We have enough, and if the management consider that we don’t, then WHY have so many defenders on the books that aren’t totally believed in?? Because it’s not just about cover for games played, and any key injuries. Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to see Spurs get a defender in the Terry or Kompany mould. If anything, a leader ANYWHERE on the park would be something! But at present, our priorities are clearly a top class central midfield playmaker, a pacy left winger who can cross a ball, and another top striker to complement Kane. THAT should be our aim come on Spurs, stop being so obsessed with defenders!

    • adelaide YID says:

      hopefully we need more defensive players to replace Kaboul, Chiriche and Fazio who need to be shown the door. We leaked more goals than any other side in the top half of the table and more than a lot of the bottom sides. While a midfield playmaker would be great, along with another striker to support Harry, getting it right defensively wouldn’t go astray either. COYS

  3. Brian Himself says:

    Alderweireld will come – Imbula will not-
    Watch for Dawson to move on.

  4. Ralph sharp says:

    To find the reason we are after new defenders just look at the goals we conceded last season !!! The answer is before your eyes

  5. Mike says:

    Partly the reason we leak a lot of goals is because we play an attacking high defensive line game – that means we are always at the risk of a defensive collapse. The strategy is to score more than the opposition – not to have an airtight defense. That being said – we did need to gain some new defenders who could play this style of football well – some of the existing ones couldn’t

  6. Mark says:

    As has already been said by our abysmal defensive record last season is the reason for a major overhaul at the back & the likes of Aldereireld would be a decent addition.
    Are we well stocked in central midfield? probably, but regarding a proper destroying DM lynchpin definitely not. Sandro was the real deal before injuries finished him & none of the current crop can fulfil that role adequately IMO.
    That’s why we are supposedly looking at the likes of Imbula & Rabiot & were also eying Kondogbia. As good a job as he’s done for us I think Mason will be the one to drop to the bench & we will see Bentaleb given that free’er role while someone like Imbula sits in.
    Off load some of the dross we have in our squad (we all know who). Add the two players mentioned in this article to the 2 we have already signed & then add a quality wide player & striker then u have almost a perfect transfer window for Spurs.

  7. Vincent says:

    sell dembele for 12 million to chelsea and ask them to give charly musonda jr. for 7.5 million and Mohamed Salah for long – loan for 1 year.

    because musonda is the second arsenal transfer target after cech.

  8. Vincent says:

    sell dembele for 12 and sell Paulinho for 12 and with this money buy James Mccarthy instead of buying imbula. if loose for imbula buy James Mccarth it will be good.

    Mccarthy has 85 % pass accuracy, premier League experienced, and defensive midfielder.

    sell chiriches for 8 million, sell capoue for 7million and Lennon for 7 million and with this money buy Adrien raboit for 20 million.

    sell soldado for 11 million and sell adeabyor for 5 million and sell kaboul for 4 million and buy athony martial for 20 million.

    James Mccarthy, Adrien raboit, Anthony martial

    if lloris leaves buy athony lopez from lyon as replacement. convince him by saying lloris form since leaving from lyon. and sign him. 24 year old.