Tottenham Hotspur is set to join the battle alongside Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool in pursuit of a key player topping Erik ten Hag’s transfer wish list, as per emerging reports.
Spurs, reeling from a recent dip in form marked by three consecutive Premier League defeats, face defensive woes compounded by injuries and suspensions. Micky van de Ven’s absence due to a thigh problem and Cristian Romero’s suspension have left the North London side scrambling for defensive reinforcements.
With the January transfer window looming, manager Ange Postecoglou seeks to bolster his squad. The Evening Standard reports that Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo has emerged as a potential solution.
The 23-year-old has been impressive in Ligue 1, contributing significantly to his team’s challenge against Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the French league.
Sources suggest Todibo could be available for a fee of £39 million, sparking interest from multiple clubs. Liverpool and Manchester United are among the suitors eyeing the talented French international, intensifying the competition for his signature.
Manchester United’s potential advantage in the race for Todibo stems from Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s involvement with Nice, where he currently holds ownership and is anticipated to assume the sporting director role at Old Trafford shortly.
Journalist Dean Jones emphasized Todibo’s prominence on United’s radar, indicating the French defender as a pivotal target for the club. Jones highlighted Todibo’s potential to transform United’s defensive future, especially given uncertainties surrounding Raphael Varane‘s situation.
While Todibo reportedly seeks a move due to dissatisfaction with his current circumstances, his eagerness for a transfer hinges on receiving compelling offers that could motivate a move. United’s willingness to engage in negotiations for his sale remains a critical factor in this potential transfer saga.