Two left-backs that fit the Tottenham timing
Anytime someone goes shopping for something you are at the mercy of the market and sometimes the market is better than others. Timing is a big deal in football when you are trying to get a good deal on a transfer.
Players that have less time remaining on their contract have more leverage and can often be acquired for less than market value. That would be part of the hope with these first two left-sided defenders that would fit in at Tottenham and push Ben Davies from day one.
Could Spurs add another Brazilian?
Brazilians Lucas Moura and Emerson Royal have been clear favorites of coach Conte since his arrival at Spurs. Both players bring tremendous skill and motors to match.
Bremer is a player that Antonio Conte should be familiar with, having faced him at Tornio as the coach of Inter Milan. Still only just 24-years-old, Bremer is now in his fourth season in Italy and has been the captain for Il Toro in most of their matches this season.
As a defender, Bremer typically plays on the left, with excellent anticipation, and strength in the air. While not an ace passer, Bremer is comfortable on the ball and has added two goals and an assist this season for Torino, exhibiting the ability to push forward Conte likes. Valued at $22million (£16.25m) with a contract that expires in 2023 according to Transfermarkt.com, Bremer could be signed for a reasonable fee.
Schlotterbeck could slot right in for Spurs
Speaking of a reasonable fee, that is just one of several reasons Spurs should consider Nico Schlotterbeck. The German defender currently playing for Freiburg, Schlotterbeck is in many ways a left-footed Japhet Tanganga, in that he is extremely versatile.
In prior seasons, Schlotterbeck has played left-back, and defensive midfield but has truly found his home at centre-back on the left side this season for Freiburg. Only 22-years-old, Schlotterbeck has already played 50 games at the Bundesliga level and has featured for Germany at every youth rank up to U21.
Left-footed and as comfortable attacking someone with the dribble as tackling someone on it, Schlotterbeck could grow into a real force defensively. Like Bremer, Schlotterbeck has a contract that expires in 2023 and is valued at the same $22million (£16.25m), according to transfermarkt.com.
Both players are legitimate possibilities now, with the right bid and both could push Davies starting in January and eventually replace him long-term.