Spurs look for defensive reinforcements

Antonio Contes arrival brings with it a change to a back three, as the Italian has used in every one of his other jobs, and that Chelsea fans will no doubt be very familiar with.

For Tottenham, this brings with it problems. Although Sergio Reguilon and Emerson Royal are both well equipped to play as wing-backs, and there is plenty of cover in midfield, centre back is a serious issue.

As it stands, only Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier and Cristian Romero can be considered senior centre-back options, although Japhet Tanganga is a promising alternative too, having impressed at right-back and centre-back.

Romero, while impressive thus far, has suffered through injuries in a rocky start to his Spurs career, which has seen him already work under two different managers. Speaking ahead of the Lilywhites tie with Mura, Conte didnt sound too hopeful on his recovery time either, saying:

About Cristian Romero, were waiting for another scan. Honestly, I think his injury is serious,

We have to wait. I dont know now the time he needs to recovery. Surely his injury is more serious thanGiovani Lo Celsoor Dane Scarlett.

We have to wait for the next scan and then the doctor can give more information on the dates for his recovery, he added.

So, now down to three centre backs for the three spots, it is clear reinforcements are needed.

Spurs target Manchester United outcast

Step forward, Eric Bailly.

As per Duncan Castles, and relayed via the Manchester Evening news, the Manchester United and Ivory coast centre back is an option for Spurs, as Conte looks for two new central defenders in the January transfer window.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND MARCH 13: Eric Bailly of Manchester United looks dejected in defeat after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester United and Sevilla FC at Old Trafford on March 13, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Bailly finds himself fourth choice in Manchester, and behind the formidable (on paper) partnership of Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane, meaning that he could be open to such a move. Whether Manchester United would be willing to sanction it, however is another matter, with Varanes injury worries thus far this season causing concern.

Would this move be one that would help Spurs return to European football?

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