RB Leipzig starlet ‘jumps above other options’ as Spurs eye summer transfer

According to reports, RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has ‘jumped above other options’ as Tottenham Hotspur are ‘interested’ in signing him.

The centre-back was ‘close’ to joining Leeds United for £18m in 2020. He instead signed for RB Leipzig.

He has been in great form as he has played 33 times for the German side across all competitions this season.

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Gvardiol has already been capped nine times by Croatia since he made his senior debut last year.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Tottenham are ‘interested in making a summer move’ for the defender.

They add that he has ‘jumped above other options to top their defensive wishlist’.

The players Gvardiol is said to have leapt ahead of are Pau Torres and Sven Botman from Villarreal and Lille respectively.

Elsewhere, Harry Kane has not escaped the censure of Roy Keane for his part in the recent poor form of Tottenham.

Ian Wright suggested it was simple for an organised team to shut Tottenham down.

“It’s very difficult to measure them at the moment,” Wright said. “What you see with Tottenham, if you can condense them, keep them tight, stop Harry Kane from coming into those places, you can then hit like Middlesbrough did yesterday.

“They were very impressive. Their goal was fantastic. You can curtail Tottenham and that’s what they’ve done.”

But Keane was predictably more withering, telling ITV Sport that “you shouldn’t be surprised, Spurs losing these games”.

“Spurs, Spursy,” he continued. “How many times do we have to say it? Whatever’s in that club’s DNA, the players, there’s a weakness there.

“They’re pretty pathetic, I’ll be honest with you. But I wasn’t surprised. They’ve come up to Middlesbrough midweek, probably a bit cold. No surprises there.”

Asked whether the latest defeat could revitalise Harry Kane’s desire to leave, Keane replied: “He’s part of the problem. He’s on the pitch. He needs to do more.”

Wright defended the England captain by saying he’s “done well recently” and “he’ll score” if he gets chances, but Keane remained dismissive.

“He’s still got to do more,” he said. “He’s still got to lead them. He doesn’t lead them that well.

“Typical Tottenham. Typical Spurs. You can’t trust them.”


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