Tottenham: Conte now makes major transfer call at Hotspur Way

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte in the Premier League against Burnley

Tottenham could wait until January before targeting another centre-back unless a “great situation lands on their doorstep”, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

A central defender emerged as a priority for Antonio Conte this summer, although his only addition so far is the loan capture of Clement Lenglet.

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Ahead of the transfer window, the north Londoners were ‘prioritising‘ bringing in a left centre-back on their return to the Champions League, with Ben Davies their only recognised option in that area.

The four names on Spurs’ list were Josko Gvardiol, Alessandro Bastoni, Sven Botman and Nico Schlotterbeck.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

But it quickly became apparent that it wasn’t going to be easy for Fabio Paratici and co.

Botman and Schlotterbeck have since joined Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle, while Inter Milan have said that Bastoni is not for sale and Ben Jacobs told GiveMeSport that Gvardiol could cost as much as £75m.

Therefore, Tottenham turned their attentions to a cheaper option and decided to sign Lenglet on loan from Barcelona.

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Including Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon, Conte currently has seven players capable of playing in a back three at his disposal, and Jones doesn’t expect Spurs to revisit their search until the winter.

What did Jones say about Tottenham?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think that situation is on pause right now unless a great situation lands on their doorstep.

“I think it’s one they might look at in January after the World Cup. If they feel the first half of the season hasn’t gone their way or it’s way them short, that’s when I think they might look to get another one.”

What else do Tottenham need?

With Djed Spence on the verge of becoming Conte’s sixth signing of the window, the north London side must be close to rounding off their summer business.

The Italian has already brought in a new goalkeeper, centre-back, two wing-backs, centre midfielder and a forward player in Richarlison.

However, with previous links to Christian Eriksen and current links to Lyon ace Lucas Paqueta, it would suggest that Conte is still hoping to bolster his central options with the addition of a number ten.

Jesse Lingard is another name that has been mentioned, although Tottenham supporters will surely be hoping for a more appealing signing if they want to put serious pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool next season.

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