Tottenham should bin reported interest in Stefan Savic

Dom Toner May 30, 2020
Tottenham should bin reported interest in Stefan Savic
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Tottenham are reportedly showing an interest in Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic, but they should reconsider any plan to try and bring him to North London.

According to Spanish publication TodoFichajes, Spurs are keen on the 29-year-old and he could be available to sign for £13.5million this summer.

The report explains that the Montenegro international would be open to joining Jose Mourinho’s team, with his deal at Liga Liga outfit Atletico expiring in 2022.

Savic will be familiar to Premier League audiences for a poor one-year spell at Manchester City back in 2011, but has since get back on track with time at Fiorentina and now Atletico. 

The powerful centre-back has made 151 appearances for the Spanish side since joining and on his day has proven he can be trusted on the European stage. 

But Spurs should forget about bringing him back to the Premier League considering his past troubles in England, plus they need to focus on promoting what they already have in the heart of defence. 

Davinson Sanchez has had a turbulent time since he joined Spurs back in 2017, but he deserves longer to really establish himself alongside the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga.

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The Colombian enforcer made a positive impact when he first moved to English football, with his speed and physicality making him an ideal fit. 

Despite his form becoming inconsistent during the past 18 months, he’s still a 23-year-old with so much potential to keep improving and Mourinho should focus on making him the solution to the vulnerable backline.

Sanchez is a centre-back who can act as a great sweeper with his pace and with more experience could be a real hit at Spurs, which is why the club need to give him a longer opportunity to prove that.

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