‘Pep rave’ 92.6bn ‘club record’ defender turned candidate…Tottenham targeted
A player who has fallen from the team to a candidate is on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar.
British media outlet ‘The Bootroom’ reported on the 8th (Korean time), “Tottenham is targeting Manchester City defender Emerick Aubameyang, 29. Aston Villa have also joined the chase. Fierce competition is expected.”
Tottenham have appointed manager Enze Postecoglou, 57, as they look to rebound in 2023-24. The appointment comes around 10 weeks after the departure of Antonio Conte (53). Christian Stellini and Ryan Mason served as acting managers for the second half of the 2022-23 season. The club finished the 2022-23 season in eighth place in the English Premier League (PL) and failed to qualify for European competition the following season.메이저사이트
With the appointment of a permanent manager, the club is set to embark on a major overhaul of the squad. According to British media outlet The Telegraph, Spurs have placed out-of-form central defenders Davinson Sanchez, 26, and Eric Dier, 29, on the release list. With the vacancies created, signing a centre-back is essential.
A defender who was once a high-profile target for City has emerged as a possible signing. Laporte arrived in City colours in 2018 for a club-record fee of £57 million. A conservative defender with excellent feet, Laporte became a key part of City’s defence. In 2020, Pep Guardiola described Laporte as “the best left-centre defender in the world”.
However, Laporte has lost his place in the City team. City now have an established centre-back pairing of Javier Dias (26), John Stones (29) and Manuel Akanji (27). Laporte has made just 12 Premier League appearances this season. British outlet 90min predicted that Laporte would leave City.
Despite falling out of contention for a starting spot at City, he is still a valuable asset to Premier League teams. According to the outlet, Laporte wants a move to secure a regular starting spot. Tottenham and Villa, who are also in the market for a central defender, are monitoring Laporte’s situation. The estimated transfer fee is £40 million.