Although the majority of the news is about the coach that shall not be named, there continues to be smoke around the rumor that Serge Aurier is leaving. In an interview with the French outlet Le Quipe (The Team), the fullback talked about the end of his cycle at Tottenham and his desire to return to PSG. While Aurier splits opinion among fans, most will be happy to have someone new in the right-back rotation. With the idea of Aurier leaving in mind, here are three relatively ready-made right-back options for Tottenham Hotspur.
What does Tottenham need at right-back?
The reality is that until a new manager is hired and we can begin to understand their coaching philosophy, we are shooting in the dark on the kind of fullback that Tottenham really would want to replace Aurier.
If Aurier were to go this summer, it would leave Tottenham with Matt Doherty and Japhet Tanganga at right back. Doherty struggled during his first season at N17. After a relatively bright start, his season seemed to unwind like many of the players and Spurs really did not see his best.
Japhet Tanganga is a promising young defender but has had trouble staying healthy during his time with the first team. Every time he seems to get going, injuries seem to derail his progress. Further, whether or not Tanganga is even best suited for right-back or a center-back position is even debatable.
With the threesome of Aurier, Doherty, and Tanganga, it is difficult to argue against the idea of bringing in some new blood. Here are three relatively ready-to-go replacements for Serge Aurier.