Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Tottenham will “100 percent” sign a new centre-back in the summer transfer window.
Spurs’ back line has struggled in recent years, and Antonio Conte is still having big problems in defence.
While Davinson Sanchez has shown signs of improvement since Conte took the Tottenham reins, he really struggled against Wolves last time out.
Likewise, Ben Davies didn’t do well in Sunday’s defeat. He effectively presented the ball straight back to the opposition for their second goal.
Tottenham have really missed Eric Dier in the past few weeks – he has missed several games due to thigh problems.
And Cristian Romero was a superb addition last summer, but he’s likely to be just the first piece of the jigsaw in defence.
Romano, speaking on the Here We Go podcast, has claimed that Conte “wants something fresh” in the next window.
And he’s confident that Spurs will look to bring a new centre-back come the end of the season.
“Talking about Tottenham,” said Romano.
“I wanted to say that Antonio Conte wants something fresh, something new in the summer.
“And they will go for a new centre-back, 100 percent.
“So Tottenham will 100 percent sign a new centre-back, it was already in the plans for January.
“He wanted a new centre-back, but they were not able to sign a top player like Botman in January, or like Skriniar, or De Ligt.
“They want to sign an important centre-back in the summer.”
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While Romero was a top addition, Spurs need a lot more if they are to turn their defence back into a solid unit.
A few years ago, Tottenham were watertight at the back, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in their prime.
Since then, the defence has regressed, with several managers unable to sort it out.
But hopefully that will change in the summer, as per Romano’s comments.