According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Tottenham Hotspur have initiated discussions with Bayer Leverkusen regarding the potential signing of center-back Edmond Tapsoba from the Bundesliga, writes the FFC.
The North London club has been active in the transfer market, recently securing the services of Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli for a fee of £17 million. They have also made a significant acquisition by signing England international James Maddison from Leicester City for £40 million.
While these signings are impressive, Tottenham’s defense remains an area in dire need of attention. Having conceded a concerning 63 goals in the previous Premier League season and with the departure of Clement Lenglet, who returned to Barcelona, failure to address the defensive issues promptly could prove costly in the upcoming season.
However, Tottenham’s management, led by Daniel Levy, seems to be aware of this and has identified 24-year-old Burkina Faso international Edmond Tapsoba as one of the primary targets for bolstering their central defense, as reported by football.london. The potential transfer fee for Tapsoba could be lower than anticipated, with the Express stating that the deal could be completed for as little as £25 million this summer.
While there have been links to Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg and Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham, Jones suggests that Tapsoba remains the most likely candidate among the three to join Tottenham’s defensive ranks ahead of the new season.
He said (via GIVEMESPORT): “Tapsoba is the one I’ve heard the most about in terms of the three of those.”
“Conversations are open now, so it’ll be interesting to see how those progress and whether Tottenham become convinced that he is the player that they want to go ahead and sign.”