Tottenham Hotspur plot move for Serie A ace


Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed quite a summer so far.

After failing to qualify for this season's Champions League there were question marks over how much business the north London side would be able to complete.

But Daniel Levy has certainly silenced any doubters.

Spurs have completed the signings of six first team players so far this summer.

They include Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Hart, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius, who arrived at the club earlier this week.

With the transfer deadline passing on Monday evening, it seems that Tottenham are still hoping to get at least one more deal over the line.

That move is for a central defender - a position that the club have been targeting since Jan Vertonghen's decision to leave the club at the end of last season.

Several names have already been linked with a move, including Milan Skriniar who appears to be the top target.


However according to reporter Duncan Castles, Tottenham have a new target in mind.

That man is Roma defender Juan Jesus.

The Brazilian centre-back has four caps for his country but could be available this summer.

Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, Castles explained: “One other option that’s being floated as a possibility for a centre-back at Tottenham is the Roma former Brazilian international Juan Jesus, who Roma want around €8 million for.

“I don’t think that will be the preferred choice of the manager.


"But you’re at the stage of the transfer window where there are offers you can’t resist.

"And we know Daniel Levy loves to do deals in the final days of the window.

"I think that’s the big test of what Mourinho has to work with for the next season.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This would be a bit of a surprise move.

Tottenham Hotspur certainly need a central defender before the transfer window slams shut - that much we know.

But who will arrive is hugely up in the air.


Jose Mourinho is looking for a solid, reliable leader at the back and it seems that Milan Skriniar is still the first choice to join the club.

But Juan Jesus is certainly an option.

Seemingly available for a cut-price fee, it could be the sort of move that provides a short-term solution to their current problem.

Whether the Roma star is seen as Mourinho's ideal option is widely up for debate, but if he can do a job then I'm sure that the Spurs boss won't mind too much.

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