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Despite red card, Tottenham should still consider Djene move to consolidate defence

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Despite red card, Tottenham should still consider Djene move to consolidate defence

Tottenham’s defence is becoming to look a little more familiar following the return to action of the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, but Getafe defender Djene Dakonam should still be on their radar.

In the summer, FootMercato claimed that Spurs were considering a move for the Togo international, perhaps even triggering his £31 million release clause.

A solid central defender, the 27-year-old has been a staple in Jose Bordalas’ revolution of Getafe in taking the small club on the outskirts of Madrid to a fight for European football.

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 26: Nikola Kalinic of Club Atletico de Madrid fights the ball with Bruno and Djene Dakonam of Getafe CF during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Getafe CF at Wanda Metropolitano on January 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Patricio Realpe/Press South/Getty Images)

Dynamic and good on the ball, whilst also possessing awareness and strength, it is clear to see why Mauricio Pochettino could be interested in the La Liga defender.


His reading of the game is among the best in Spain and is sure to have caught the Tottenham manager’s eye, though it did not help him as he was sent off for a second bookable offence deep into injury time in a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

At £31 million, Djene would not come cheap, but if Tottenham were to lose a key defender this season, he would surely be one of the prime candidates to replace them.

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