Spurs miss out on first summer target

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Tottenham Hotspur face an intriguing summer.

The north London club have only had one transfer window under the management of Jose Mourinho, signing Steven Bergwijn in January.

The summer window, then, offers the Portuguese the opportunity to reshape his squad in is own image.

Spurs are currently fighting for a European finish; they lie seventh, four points behind fifth-placed Manchester United and nine behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

A fifth-placed finish could well be enough to qualify for the Champions League given Manchester City’s suspension from next season’s competition.

Per The Daily Mirror, Spurs have missed out on the signing of one of Mourinho’s top targets in Thomas Meunier.

The report states that the former Chelsea boss wanted to bring the Belgium international in on a free transfer after his contract at PSG expired.

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He has instead moved to Borussia Dortmund, meaning Spurs have already missed out on one of their summer targets.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This may not be the best omen.

Spurs will need to sign a right-back this summer as they look to place pressure on current first-choice Serge Aurier.

Kyle Walker-Peters was loaned to Southampton in the January transfer window and could well stay as Spurs look to secure an advantageous deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, per information gleaned from GIVEMESPORT sources.

Japhet Tanganga can play at right-back but he is a natural centre-back; they need to bring in reinforcements at right-back.

Meunier would have provided an experienced option – he has been there and done it all, winning Ligue 1 three times, as well as the Belgian Pro League, and helping his country to a third-placed finish at the 2018 Wold Cup.

He would have been an excellent acquisition, particularly on a free transfer; instead Spurs will have to look elsewhere.

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