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Report: Tottenham identify Elseid Hysaj and Alessandro Florenzi as potential targets

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Report: Tottenham identify Elseid Hysaj and Alessandro Florenzi as potential targets

Tottenham could consider moves for Serie A duo Elseid Hysaj and Alessandro Florenzi this summer if they lose defender Serge Aurier.

Spurs have already seen Kieran Trippier complete his move away to join Atletico Madrid, leaving Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the options at right-back.

According to Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs could turn to two new targets if they lose Aurier too in the full-back area.

It is understood that Napoli right-back Hysaj is on the radar of the North London club and is admired by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The report also mentions Roma captain Florenzi as a possible target that Spurs could chase if they need a new defensive addition.

Hysaj, 25, is an Albania international that is defensively assured and has caught Pochettino’s attention.


Meanwhile, 28-year-old Florenzi has been a consistent performer for Roma in recent years and is a right-back with express pace.

He’s perhaps a great attacking threat than counterpart Hysaj, but both are solid players in Serie A.

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TBR’s View:

Aurier has shown in patches he’s got the quality to step up to become Spurs’ first-choice right-back and Walker-Peters would be a decent understudy, but he would need to stamp out the rashness from his game.

Pochettino needs to decide quickly what to do with the full-back area and ideally any new signing would be wrapped up soon.

Florenzi perhaps suits the style Spurs want their full-backs to have with attacking instincts, but he looks tied down at Roma and it would be a surprise to see him move.

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