Tottenham reportedly eyeing a January move for experienced Premier League defender

According to the Spanish newspaper Fichajes, Tottenham is considering a bid to recruit Manchester United defender Harry Maguire during the January transfer window.

Maguire has been one of the defenders mentioned in connection with a summer transfer to Tottenham.

Even after signing players like Micky van de Ven and youngster Ashley Phillips, Ange Postecoglou made it quite plain to him that he needs to strengthen his defense.

In the meanwhile, they have parted ways with a number of central defenders, either permanently or through loan deals. In the summer, people including Joe Rodon, Davinson Sanchez, and Japhet Tanganga were all transferred.

They are now lacking central defenders, and according to the source, Spurs are looking to add one more during the January transfer window. Maguire is one prospective target.

He won’t cost more than £30 million since United, who are eager to get rid of him, previously accepted a proposal from West Ham for that sum.

In 2019, Harry Maguire became the most expensive defender in the world when he signed with Manchester United for a then-record cost of £80 million.

The Englishman, however, has fallen short of the expectations that came with his exorbitant price tag, making his time at the club disappointing.

Maguire has slipped down the pecking order under manager Erik ten Hag, even losing the leadership to Bruno Fernandes earlier this month.

TBH Says:

Perhaps Maguire is not the defender we require at this time. His poor performance and lack of self-assurance could result up weakening the impenetrable barrier Romero and Micky Van de Ven have established for Ange.

Since taking on his new position as a leader under Ange, Romero has established a powerful partnership at the back and now appears to be an unleashed beast.

There is no question that Spurs require further reinforcements, but are there perhaps other options available?

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