Tottenham planning to sign title-winning “mountain” after sealing van de Ven

Spurs: Perr Schuurs to Tottenham update

Ange wants two new centre-backs at N17.

Tottenham Hotspur are “planning to bring in” Torino centre-back Perr Schuurs as reliable news outlet The Times shares an interesting transfer update.

Who will Spurs sign next?

After officially completing deals for goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, young centre-back Ashley Phillips, defender Micky van de Ven, playmaker James Maddison, winger Manor Solomon and striker Alejo Veliz, there is still work to do at Spurs.

Ange Postecoglou had a pretty successful preseason, giving Lilywhites fans a good look at his attack-minded style of play. He is now fully prepared for the 2023–2024 season.

Giovani Lo Celso and Ivan Perisic, among others, made strong preseason impressions, giving Postecoglou some food for thought as this Sunday’s away game against Brentford approaches.

He may already have a good concept of his ideal starting lineup and matchday squad, but the Spurs head coach freely admits that additional moves are required in several areas.

It is clear that another star defender is needed after allowing 63 league goals last season, more than any other English top tier team above 15th in the table. Posteocoglou has addressed this necessity repeatedly throughout the past week.

“It’s not done yet,” said Postecoglou last weekend.

“We need bolstering in that central defensive area. We need defenders who can work in an aggressive formation, defend well & behind them. We’ll be looking to bring in a couple in that area in the coming days.”

After that comment, the Tottenham boss addressed their need for new defenders again, following their entertaining final pre-season warm up against Barcelona.

“We’ve to see what happens with outgoings,” explained Postecoglou.

“But, the potential is there to bring in one more centre back after van de Ven.”

It appears that, depending on certain exits, another central defensive addition is very much on the cards before September 1 – with Serie A ace Schuurs coming as a key target.

That is according to The Times, as their reliable reporters Gary Jacob and Constantin Eckner share an update on Tottenham’s links to the Dutchman.

Schuurs, who won multiple league titles during his time at Ajax, has found his way on to Spurs’ radar after their capture of van de Ven.

It is believed they’re “planning to bring in” the 23-year-old, if they can offload unwanted players, and Torino value their colossus at around £28 million.

There is little said in regard to a possible Spurs bid or how they are plotting to sign Schuurs, but it appears he is the next key target.

How good is Perr Schuurs?

Last season, Schuurs made 30 Serie A appearances for Torino under manager Ivan Juric, outperforming every other player on the team in terms of successful tackles and clearances per 90 (WhoScored).

The Netherlands’ star defender excels in playing the ball out from the back, averaging an impressive 88.2% of the time over 22/23.

Schuurs was also referred to as a “mountain” defender for Torino by journalist Josh Bunting in a late 2022 article on X, so the player is not without credentials.

The fact he is still young at 23 and could be available for just £28m could be a major pull for Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy.

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