Graeme Souness suggests 3 players for Spurs to check out, one's 'the standout signing' this summer
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Graeme Souness suggests 3 players for Spurs to check out, one's 'the standout signing' this summer

Tottenham Hotspur have been advised by Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness to check out Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira and Angelino this summer, as written in The Times.

Spurs have endured a difficult season and Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do this summer to shape his squad into one looking to battle at the upper echelons of the Premier League table.

Turkey international centre-back Soyuncu, 24, has been superb for Leicester City this season and was linked with Arsenal and Manchester City earlier this year.

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Pereira, 26, plays at right-back for the Foxes and has been equally impressive for Brendan Rodgers’ side, currently fighting for a place in next season’s Champions League.

As for Angelino, a 23-year-old left-back on Manchester City’s books, he joined RB Leipzig on loan in January and has made 12 Bundesliga appearances so far.

“Mourinho, Solskjaer and the rest of Liverpool’s challengers will all be looking to improve at the back next season until they find a settled back five like Jurgen Klopp has at Anfield,” Souness wrote in The Times.

“In terms of potential solutions, I like Caglar Soyuncu at Leicester City very much… (he) is strong, quick and good on the ball but crucially also takes defending seriously. It’s not all about passing it out from the back and how he looks on the ball for him. He’s the standout signing for me this summer, the centre half they will all be after.

“I also like Leicester’s right-back, Ricardo Pereira, he’s got the right qualities for the modern game and Angelino, the left back who’s on loan from Manchester City at RB Leipzig, has impressed me. The only thing Pep Guardiola can’t be completely convinced by is his defending because going forward he’s as good as anyone out there.”

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Mourinho certainly has a lot of work to do in the summer, and Spurs’ defence in particular needs some reinforcing.

With Jan Vertonghen likely to leave at the end of the season, a player like Soyuncu would be a high-calibre, Premier League-ready replacement for the Belgian.

Danny Rose’s future is also uncertain, which is where Angelino would fit in, and it’s common knowledge that the right-back position needs bolstering, hence Pereira.

Of course, these players have been doing very well and will not come cheap – and with Spurs unlikely to have much money to play around with this summer, they might be lucky to get one of these three.

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