The right-back situation is up in the air at Tottenham now. Trippier has left for Atletico Madrid for £20m (BBC), leaving the Lilywhites short in his position. However, Di Marzio report the club could look to sign Alessandro Florenzi as a replacement.
#thfc want to sign a right-back replacement after Kieran Trippier departed for Atletico Madrid. The club have identified Elseid Hysaj and Alessandro Florenzi as targets. [Di Marzio]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 18, 2019
Whilst the Italian is 28-years-old and the captain of Roma, the Lilywhites are getting very excited over these links, and all seem desperate to have the attacking right-back signed up.
The Serie A man is impressive and has become a mainstay of both the Italian national team and Roma’s first team, yet with the links to Spurs, it could be time for the defender to end his seven-year stay as a senior player at the club.
Whether or not Tottenham will be in for a right-back now that Trippier has left is still up for debate but given the fan reaction to the links, which you can read below, they’ll be some devastated Spurs fans if this doesn’t happen…
— (@DanThfc1882) July 17, 2019
Florenzi would do.
— Benji 04 (@kylehotspurs) July 17, 2019
I take florenzi 10 times
— SpursMaestro (@NathRiksen) July 17, 2019
Florenzi is dreamland
— Coys&Cans (@COYSCANS) July 18, 2019
I would do anything for Florenzi to come to the club
— (@Liam__THFC) July 18, 2019
Florenzi only thanks
— ً (@THFCgod) July 18, 2019
— Tom delia (@Tomdelia7) July 18, 2019
The Lilywhites seem desperate to get Florenzi in and will be monitoring this one to see if there’s anything in it.