Tottenham aims for ‘French national team’ Defender
Tottenham Hotspur want to recruit a new defender in the winter transfer market.
British media ‘Football London’ reported on the 18th, “Tottenham discussed recruiting Nice defender Jean-Clerc Todibo to strengthen its defense in the upcoming winter transfer market.”
Todibo is a defender who currently plays for Nice. He grew up in Toulouse in the past and made his professional debut, and later joined Barcelona. Back then, he inherited Xavi Hernandez’s jersey number six, raising expectations. However, he was not given many opportunities to play, and eventually moved on loan.
After passing through Schalke 04 and Benfica, he joined OGC Nice, and his potential has exploded. He moved to the team ahead of the 2021/22 season and scored one goal in 40 games, becoming a key defender of the team. Last season, he played in 46 games and showed off his good form.
Todibo is contributing to the defense of the team by playing in 14 matches again this season. His team Nice is ranked second in the league with 32 points after Paris Saint-Germain (37 points). Tottenham reportedly want Todibo. Manchester United, Newcastle United and others are also interested in him.
Tottenham has recently had a gap in defense. During the first 10 games of the season, Mickey van der Pen and Christian Romero showed fantastic teamwork and led the defense. Thanks to their stellar performances, Tottenham had no loss in 10 games of the English Premier League (PL). They led the league by announcing the best start in the club’s history.
He also received favorable comments. Rio Ferdinand, who played for England and Manchester United, even said, “Romero and Van Der Pen are definitely the best duo in the PL central defense right now. They are incredible.”
The defense collapsed in the last 11 round against Chelsea. During the game, Van Der Pen left the ground with a hamstring injury. Romero was sent off. Tottenham lost at the time, allowing a hat-trick to their sluggish opponent Nicola Jackson.
Since then, Tottenham’s defense has been shaken. Romero returned after three games of disciplinary action, but Van Der Pen’s absence was felt. Tottenham has not won in five games. It has won consecutive games in the past two games, but needs to strengthen its defense.
Tottenham’s Enze Postecoglou also announced a move to sign a defender. He added, “Ultimately, we still have to sign another central defender. We are in a bit of a nervous state. At the moment, bad things can happen again, and we are short of defenders.”
Tottenham wants to recruit Todibo to strengthen its defense. Football London said, “Todibo is a very good defender. His carrying and passing abilities can help with offense. For Postecoglou, he is the perfect player. He can show more to be young.” 토토사이트