Tottenham tipped to make centre-back addition this summer

Antonio Conte Tottenham Hotspur

Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge is confident Tottenham will be looking to sign a left centre-back this summer.

The north London club were able to strengthen their attack and midfield last month after bringing in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, but they failed to do the same at the back.

Who is currently playing at left centre-back for Tottenham?

Right now, manager Antonio Conte does not have too many options for the left side of his three-man defence.

As a result, the Italian has been using left-back Ben Davies there, with the 28-year-old starting in that position in the recent 3-2 win against Manchester City.

Ultimately, given that Spurs are lacking left-sided central defenders, it would not be a surprise if Conte made buying one a priority in the summer.

Until then, though, he will have to continue relying on Davies and hope the Welshman can stay fit for the remainder of the season.

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What has Bridge said about Tottenham signing a left centre-back?

Bridge expects Conte and director of football Fabio Paratici to address that area of the pitch when the transfer window reopens.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Sky Sports journalist said: “I’m sure Tottenham will be looking at getting a left centre-back. I’d be amazed if Tottenham aren’t looking at at least one experienced central defender this summer.”

Have Tottenham been linked with any left centre-backs?

Yes. In recent months, there has been talk about Spurs being interested in Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, a man Conte knows well after bringing the German to England back in 2017.

However, a deal looks extremely unlikely, with Football Insider reporting that Rudiger’s wage demands are a problem for the north London outfit.

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The 28-year-old has really thrived in that left centre-back position at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel, so from a Tottenham perspective, it is a shame that he is probably not a viable option for the club right now.

From the left side of the Blues’ defence, Rudiger has helped them to win the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and most recently the Club World Cup, really showing his worth.

All in all, with a need for a left-sided central defender, Rudiger looks perfect for Spurs, and you would imagine that Conte would be more than open to a reunion with the former AS Roman man.

However, Tottenham and Conte are probably going to have to look elsewhere this summer, with this one practically a non-starter.

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