Tottenham need a right-back. Serge Aurier is not the answer and Pochettino seems to have little faith in him, Kieran Trippier is an Atletico Madrid player and now we’ve been given the news that Juan Foyth is going to be injured until at least September, as per the Spurs website.
The Argentine suffered an ankle injury against Bayern Munich and is now going to be out for a while, leaving just Kyle Walker-Peters as the club’s only fit and trusted right-back option, so there is a real need for a new signing or a new player to fill in for the role.
Links to right-backs have been few and far between. Back in the early stages of the window, the fans were told by Sky Sports that Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai was an option, and since then The Daily Express have claimed that the Lilywhites are after Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj.
At the moment, though, none of these looks like they’ll be going ahead, but with the options limited it seems like Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will have to go out and sign a right-back if they want to compete.
We all saw that Trippier was one of the club’s weakest links last season and Aurier hardly shone when he stepped in and played, so bolstering the role was always going to be absolutely key. However, here we are, two days before the end of the window with no new right-back.
It’s a frustrating time to be a Spurs fans to say the least, but should Levy pull it out of the bag it will come as a massive boost. Defensive reinforcements have become necessary on the right-hand side and for obvious reasons, so finding a new man to fill in could be key for the club.