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Tottenham should snatch Rico Henry as well as Ollie Watkins from Brentford

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Tottenham should snatch Rico Henry as well as Ollie Watkins from Brentford

Tottenham have steadily gone about their business this summer in the transfer market, adding the likes of Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, and Pierre-Emile Hojberg to an already talented squad.

Those signings should ensure Jose Mourinho’s men can make a good run at the top four. But as ever, Mourinho will want more and in recent days, the name of Ollie Watkins has emerged as a potential target.

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Brentford star Watkins rattled in 26 goals last season and seems to be set for a Premier League move as Brentford missed out on promotion to the top-flight.

However, while Watkins might be the perfect sort of signing to give some relief to Harry Kane at the top of the pitch, Spurs could also raid Brentford for one of their other players in the process.

That man is left-back, Rico Henry, who is being linked with a move to the PL himself, with Leeds and Leicester among those interested.

A problematic position, Henry could slot in nicely for Spurs

The issues around Danny Rose and Spurs have been well-documented, especially in recent days following the explosive footage released by Amazon on their behind the scenes look at the club.

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After Rose, the club only really has Ben Davies as a natural left-back, while Jan Vertonghen filled in last season.


Signing Henry, then, could prove a smart move for Spurs and Mourinho. At 23, he has ample time on his side to not only develop but become a regular in the XI for Spurs.

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He has all the ingredients needed in a modern full-back. Henry is quick, powerful, and bombs on from the back to create overloads, something Matt Doherty should bring to the right-hand side for the club.

As a bonus, it could also allow Ryan Sessegnon to focus more on his attacking duties for a bit. The former Fulham man never seems fully comfortable as a left-back, so having someone else in the squad who can slot in would help him.

So, while Watkins is the star attraction, a double-deal to see both Watkins and Henry arrive should be something the club considers.


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