Tottenham are eyeing a significant move in the market as they look for a replacement for Serge Aurier.
28-year-old Aurier has told the club he wants to leave. Spurs signed Matt Doherty last season to compete with Aurier, but neither full-back has managed to impress enough to be Tottenham’s long-term right back.
Therefore, whilst the club are still waiting to appoint a new manager, it’s clear to Daniel Levy that Spurs need a new right-back this summer. It’ll be an area they’ll be looking to invest in, and they could use any money generated from a possible Harry Kane sale to secure the right replacement for Aurier.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are said to be targeting the impressive Brighton right wing-back, Tariq Lamptey. Lamptey was hugely impressive for Brighton in the first half of last season but then suffered from a serious hamstring injury.
The 20-year-old was highly rated at Chelsea but moved to Brighton in January 2020 in a deal that is only said to be worth around £3million.
That looks to be some coup from Brighton who are now said to be asking for nearly £50million to part with Lamptey, who has played less than 20 games for the south-coast club.
It’s hard to see Levy wanting to spend such a huge amount on a full back, especially when funds are tight. But with Manchester City reportedly looking to offer around £100million for Kane, Levy could view this as a good opportunity to sell and reinvest in some younger players that will help build the next generation at Spurs.