Date: 3rd June 2019 at 8:23pm
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Tottenham are expected to sign a central defender if Toby Alderweireld leaves the club this summer, as Mauricio Pochettino would be left with only Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth to choose from.

Spurs have been linked with Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria, Luiz Felipe of Lazio, Michael Keane of Everton in recent weeks, but Ozan Kabak could be a shrewd acquisition if he joined.

Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reported on June 1 that Tottenham were considering a move for the highly-rated Stuttgart defender, but they may have to battle Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich for his signature.

Kabak made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, amassing 1350 minutes of playing time. The 19-year-old averaged 37 passes-per-game with 77% accuracy, won 54 aerial duels (66%), blocked 20 passes/crosses/shots, made 53 clearances and averaged a tackle (33) or interception (23) every 24 minutes.

He has a £13.2m release clause and Capology says he only earns £3.3k-per-week/£172k-a-year at Stuttgart. Kabak wouldn’t break the bank for Tottenham and could have a bright future under the right guidance.

Pochettino is currently developing a lot of young defenders – Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez – and Kabak should be one he considers signing this summer.

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