Tottenham Hotspur are becoming increasingly leaky at the back. Having started the campaign defensively solid, Jose Mourinho’s side have shipped eight goals in two games – and Spurs fans have responded to reports they want a defender.
Mourinho last saw his side keep a Premier League clean sheet on January 2 during a 3-0 win over Leeds, while the North London side have managed to prevent the opposition from scoring just once in their last nine league and cup games.
Toby Alderweireld seems past his best, while Eric Dier has been in and out of the side. Joe Rodon is still learning the ropes and Davinson Sanchez has recently been handed a run in the side – but the Colombian was made to look a fool by Ilkay Gundogan.
The on-fire German twisted and turned Sanchez inside out, before firing a third past Hugo Lloris as Manchester City won 3-0 on Saturday evening. Little surprise, then, that Spurs are looking at options to improve their defence.
The Athletic claim Tottenham are battling Liverpool to sign Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa. The 23-year-old, who joined Villa from Brentford in the summer of 2019, has starred alongside Tyrone Mings – keeping 10 clean sheets in 20 league games.
Tottenham supporters have reacted on Twitter to reports that they are battling Liverpool for Konsa – and many think he would be a solid signing for Mourinho’s men. Whether Spurs can tempt the London-born ace to leave Villa remains to be seen.
I'd love this, he's class and given he's a spurs fan you'd feel he would come.
— Rooster (@thfcrooster) February 15, 2021
Let's go for him please.
— Elelwani (@Elelwan930405) February 15, 2021
He’s homegrown, I’m waiting for him already
— positivité sauf dans la maladie (@cerveaubrouille) February 15, 2021
— The HurriKane (@spursminton) February 15, 2021
Zero Konsa is a beast, a very good option
— Sami (@Samihotak3) February 15, 2021
Omds please I'm omk
— ™ (@xSpurs11) February 15, 2021
Fantastic defender, get him through the door! https://t.co/Wd1KEWQF2p
— Archie Lowery (@ArchieLowery6) February 15, 2021
Would cost 50+ million https://t.co/VNNMWoHmVC
— Tyler🖤 (@tylerranger22) February 15, 2021