3 reasons why Spurs would be stupid to pursue Serie A right-back
The rumour mill is frequently peddling chit chat surrounding Tottenham’s pursuit of a new right-back, even in spite of the imminent arrival of USA international DeAndre Yedlin.
Genoa’s Sime Vrsaljko is the latest name to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane, with the Lilywhites – 9/5 to beat Swansea next – allegedly plotting a £3m move for the Croatian defender, but such a course of action is completely unnecessary.
Here are three reasons why Spurs don’t need a new a right-back:
Kyle Walker is on his way back from injury
Frequently chastised for his supposed poor positional awareness, few full-backs attack with the same proficiency in the Premier League.
Much has been made of Spurs’ shortcomings in the final third this term, but the son of Sheffield’s pace and directness will add an extra element to their attack and this shouldn’t be compromised.
With defensive stats of 2.2 interceptions and two tackles across 27 league appearances in 2013/14, he is clearly a competent rearguard marshal too.
There are plenty of options already within the ranks
In addition to Walker and Yedlin, there is Kyle Naughton and youngster Ryan Fredericks operating in this position.
The latter is on loan at Middlesbrough where his stellar defensive displays are earning rave reviews.
He has the pace and willingness to maraud forward that rivals Walker, while his desire to flatten foes in the tackle renders him a promising all-round full-back.
The worst injury crisis in this department is insured against
Even if the Spurs sick bay is loaded to the brim with right-backs, there are three central defenders who are able to fill in on the starboard side.
Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier have all helped out in the event of an emergency in this campaign.
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