Tottenham identify centre-back transfer targets as Joe Rodon shows Jose Mourinho true ability

Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest on Thursday, April 1.

Rodon shows Mourinho full potential

Joe Rodon was within the headlines for all the fitting causes on Wednesday morning as he helped Wales choose up a vital 1-0 win in opposition to Czech Republic.

The Spurs defender was pivotal within the slim victory and in addition produced a late, match-winning block.

Ondrej Celustka regarded set to equalise for the guests on the Cardiff City Stadium, however Rodon threw himself in the way in which of the ball and it went over the crossbar.

The Wales Twitter account described the teenager as a “machine” seconds after his block, with Gareth Bale later tweeting “class from Joe” when taking to social media after the win.

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The former Swansea City defender has now confirmed Jose Mourinho precisely what he needed forward of Tottenham’s journey to Newcastle United on Sunday.

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Spurs identify transfer targets

Tottenham need to signal a central defensive chief this summer time and have made it their precedence, understands.

Spurs have the joint-third tightest defensive position within the Premier League, however Mourinho remains to be eyeing a pacesetter in his back-line.

It’s additionally understood that Spurs do not simply need somebody who matches the ‘chief’ profile, but in addition somebody with expertise within the English top-flight.

Fulham defender Joachim Andersen is one participant Tottenham have checked out previously.

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Read about extra transfer targets right here.

Spurs stay eager on Skriniar

Tottenham had been reportedly very curious about signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar final summer time – and that hasn’t modified, in keeping with journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 26-year-old is somebody Mourinho and Daniel Levy are clearly eager on, however Romano now says that Spurs must pay considerably extra in the event that they had been to land him this summer time.

“I’ll point out once more Skriniar as a result of they love this participant,” Romano stated on his Here We Go podcast.

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“They are scouting, they love this participant, they’re satisfied he can be good. Mourinho loves this participant. He’s one of many gamers they’re satisfied can be good.

“It is in regards to the scouting, the board, Mourinho. They have one huge drawback, they had been actually near signing Milan Skriniar, they supplied like €35m (£30m), Inter had been asking for €50m (£42.5m), so that they had been shut, however they determined to surrender.

“What occurred on this second is that Conte is doing an incredible job with Skriniar and now he’s a starter, earlier than that they had Diego Godin and Skriniar wasn’t enjoying, now he is a starter and he’s doing so effectively, followers are in love with Skriniar, so now it isn’t €50m (£42,5m), I believe it is going to be round €80/75m (£68m/£63m) for Skriniar.”

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