‘It is not going to happen ’Spurs told January signing

Spurs told January signing ‘is not going to happen’ with Everton benchwarmer a ‘definite’ alternative

According to a journalist, there is “truth” to the rumors that Ange Postecoglou is considering Everton defender Ben Godfrey, and Tottenham should consider him seriously.

Prioritizing a new center-back before the January transfer market opens is the Spurs manager.

The starting back four of Postecoglou, which consists of Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, and Destiny Udogie, is a strong defense on its best days, but this season has already shown an alarming lack of depth.

Since the November 6 home loss to Chelsea, Van de Ven has been injured. In the match, Romero and Udogie were also sent off, so with all three of them gone, or even just Romero – who received a three-game ban to Udogie’s one – and Van de Ven, Spurs have looked very exposed defensively.

Eric Dier is clearly not rated very highly by Postecoglou and while Ben Davies is a decent player, he is hardly a centre-back in a back four.

So, yes, a new central defender is a big priority for Spurs with the transfer window weeks away from being open.

Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly has been strongly linked with the north Londoners – who tried and failed to sign him on deadline day.

Kelly, who is attracting interest from numerous teams, has a contract that expires at the end of the current campaign, therefore it appears that interested teams will hold off on trying to sign him for free.

This has made it possible for Godfrey to sign, who will undoubtedly be lot easier to get.

Since James Tarkowski and Jarrod Branthwaite are preferred at the defense by Everton manager Sean Dyche, the 25-year-old has just played one minute in the Premier League this season.

According to transfer analyst Dean Jones, Spurs are actually interested in signing Godfrey, even if Kelly is unlikely to join in the middle of the season.

“Yes, there is definitely truth to it,” Jones told GiveMeSport. “Ben Godfrey is looking for opportunities to move and Tottenham are certainly one of the clubs that are looking at that deal.

“I’d heard a while back that they were looking at Lloyd Kelly but that deal is so difficult to do now.

“Bournemouth don’t want to lose him first and foremost and secondly, it’s going to cost a lot now. Yeah, I just don’t think that Kelly one is going to happen.

“With that in mind, I think Godfrey does become more of an option.

“There are other possibilities here too and we have to consider that Tottenham are changing the model and the way that they look at signings.

“So I don’t think this is done or anything. But in terms of whether those rumours are true, I do believe them to be.”

Meanwhile, transfer expert David Ornstein has said signing a new centre-back is Ange’s “priority”, with an attacker also a possibility.

“Centre-back is the priority, and then potentially an attacker,” he said.

“You will have seen the Jota reports – I have no fresh update on him but it shows Tottenham are considering multiple options.

“There may be little money to spend but that doesn’t mean Spurs cannot be creative to strengthen their squad.

“On the centre-back I don’t actually think it requires someone like Dier to leave (which I did previously) but let’s see what the club’s new-look recruitment team, in conjunction with Postecoglou, Munn and Levy, manage to do.”

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