The latest Tottenham transfer news has updates on Spurs continued interest in Ben Davies and Jamaal Lascelles while Michael Dawson may be close to agreeing a move to Hull City.
Latest Tottenham Transfer News
Tottenham are looking to strengthen the team in central defence and at left back so the focus of much of their reported transfer interest this summer has been in those two areas. Their willingness to sell the club captain, Michael Dawson, a regular figure in central defence over much of the past nine years since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2005 is a clear indication that they are in the market for central defenders. There are concerns over the fitness of Younes Kaboul and uncertainty over Jan Vertonghen’s future plans while Tottenham have no young players in their Academy or Development squad capable of stepping into the first team immediately.Michael Dawson has been linked with a move to Hull City but he was reluctant to move away from White Hart Lane, perhaps harboring hopes that he could work his way back into the manager’s thoughts as he did two years ago on the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas. Now, however, the latest report in the Mail Online suggests that he could be close to agreeing a move which would see him link up with Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore who have already made the journey from Totenham to Hull.
As Tottenham are preparing to sell a former Nottingham Forest central defender, there is the possibility that they could be replacing him with the current centre-back in the Forest team. Jamaal Lascelles is an England Under-20 international in whom Tottenham have had interest for some time. The young defender, 20 years of age, was a regular in the Forest team last season and the club have already rejected a bid of £4m from Queen’s Park Rangers for Lascelles. Tottenham are expected to show their interest with an offer of £5m according to the Mail Online report.
Tottenham have been in negotiation with Swansea City for a number of weeks in an attempt to sign left-back Ben Davies. It is thought that a deal for the Welsh international is close to completion and there is a suggestion on a Swansea fans’ message-board that the deal could involve Kyle Naughton moving in the opposite direction.
With the players having returned for pre-season training on Friday, Mauricio Pochettino will have a better opportunity to assess who is best suited to playing the style of football he envisages for the Tottenham team next season.
On that basis he will be able to come to a decision on who should remain at White Hart Lane and who could be moved on with the first match of the tour to the USA on Saturday week.
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