Tottenham interested in Bundesliga defender


Tottenham are in a struggle at the moment.

A 3-1 defeat to a Sheffield United side who had shown few positive signs since football's restart was indicative of a team who are stuck in a rut.

Despite beating West Ham 2-0, Jose Mourinho's side look far from convincing.

They've conceded 45 goals during his tenure and he has already suffered more defeats in north London than he did in his first two seasons at Chelsea.

Things aren't going well and they need to change.

Providing Mourinho sticks around, the transfer window will be incredibly important for him.

Defensive reinforcements are needed quickly, particularly if players like Jan Vertongthen and Serge Aurier depart.

A number of players including Max Aarons and Gabriel have been linked, but nothing has yet materialised.


Though, a fresh report could be on the most eye-catching yet.

According to Alasdair Gold, Spurs are in the hunt to sign Schalke centre-back Ozan Kabak.

The Turkey international has been capped just once for his country but comes with a healthy reputation, valued at £26.1m

The journalist revealed Daniel Levy's interest in a Q&A with Football London. He said: 

“Both talented players and Spurs will have watched them [Merih Demiral]. Kabak is someone a lot of clubs will be looking at. He rejected Bayern and I’d imagine there will be a fight for his services."


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Kabak may not be a household name yet, but he is one of the emerging stars in Germany's Bundesliga.

Playing for Stuttgart last season, he earned comparisons to French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard.

During that campaign, one where he played 34 times, the 20-year-old was named as the league's Rookie of the Year, defeating Achraf Hakimi and Arsenal's Reiss Nelson.

That shows how enormous his talent is but Kabak has built on that in 2019/20.

The aggressive 6 foot 1 defender has won a colossal 2.9 aerial duels per game this season, as well as making 3.6 clearances on average each match.


His performances stand out, particularly to former Huddersfield manager David Wagner who has coached him this term: 

"Ozan is one of the best defensive talents in Europe," he commented.

Though, appraisals of the young centre-half extend to former Premier League players too.

Thomas Hitzlesperger once remarked: "It's incredible how worldy-wise he is for his age. It's astonishing. I see him every day and am amazed at how he mature he is." 

Kabak isn't a defender who's afraid to get stuck in, being described as "complete" by Jacek Kulig - a football talent scout.

Spurs could really do with someone of his nature in defence next season.

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