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BBC pundit claims Tottenham should target Leicester defender if they appoint Brendan Rodgers

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BBC pundit claims Tottenham should target Leicester defender if they appoint Brendan Rodgers

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has claimed that Tottenham should look at signing Leicester City defender Jonny Evans if they can pinch manager Brendan Rodgers away from the King Power Stadium.

Crooks has made the suggestion after including £80,000-a-week (Spotrac) Foxes centre-back Evans in his latest edition of Premier League Team of the Week.

If Brendan Rodgers does go to Spurs, he could do a lot worse than take Evans with him,” he wrote for BBC Sport.

Evans, 33, is a highly-rated Northern Irish defender that is a key figure for a Leicester side who are third in the league, and fighting for Champions League football.

He’s been recommended as someone Spurs should look at if Leicester boss Rodgers ends up moving to north London.

 

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are not giving up hopes of persuading 48-year-old Rodgers to take their vacant managerial position, despite his public declaration that he doesn’t want the role.

Ryan Mason is interim boss at Spurs until the end of the season, but speculation is ongoing about who the long-term successor will be to recently sacked Jose Mourinho.

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TBR’s View:

Evans, who is a three-time Premier League title winner from his time with Man United, is proving he’s one of the most trusted centre-halves in the entire division. However, aged 33, he’s not the type of transfer target that will excite Spurs fans regardless of who is their manager next season.

Rodgers would be a superb appointment for Spurs if they could prize him away from Leicester, but it seems unlikely.

A new centre-back signing needs to be near the top of the list of priorities for whoever Spurs appoint as their manager this summer.

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