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‘Surprised if they didn’t’ – Alasdair Gold now hints Spurs could target ‘monster’ defender

Alasdair Gold recently claimed he would be ‘surprised’ if Tottenham Hotspur did not go for Serie A star defender Milan Skriniar as it would make financial sense with his contract nearing its end, writes the TIF.

The Lilywhites splashed a huge amount of money in the summer for the squad rebuild under Antonio Conte, bringing in the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Ivan Persisic, and Clement Lenglet to name a few, racking up to around £150m.

While they secured Lengelt, the centre-back role was one area the club failed to bring in a starting calibre player that Conte wanted, despite links to the Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni throughout the window.

However, in a recent appearance on his YouTube channel, Gold claimed he would be ‘surprised’ if Spurs did not make a move in the future for Skriniar as his move can save them money to use elsewhere in the squad.

Gold said: “Skriniar was very much one that [Jose] Mourinho was looking at. Didn’t seem to be as much of a player far up the list of defenders last summer. But he’s a good player, he’s a good player. I think when you’re looking at money being saved as well and being able to put it to other positions.

“You’d be surprised if they didn’t. But certainly, I haven’t heard any talk about him and Spurs recently, but yeah, financially it does make sense.”