Tottenham Hotspur Eyes Japanese Defender to Bolster Defensive Department
According to reliable sources at VoetbalPrimeur, the North London club has been apprised of a €15 million valuation for the 26-year-old central defender, a figure that seems well within the financial reach of the resourceful club.
With Tottenham facing defensive challenges, particularly with the absence of summer acquisition Micky van de Ven due to injury, the imperative to reinforce their defensive ranks in the upcoming January transfer window becomes evident.
Despite an auspicious start to their league campaign, remaining unbeaten in their first 10 games, recent setbacks have seen them lose three consecutive matches, resulting in a dip to fifth place in the league standings. This underlines the need for defensive reinforcements, making the potential acquisition of Machida a strategic move.
Having showcased his skills with Union SG, Machida’s transition to the Premier League represents a significant career opportunity. His prowess as a central defender could address Tottenham’s current defensive woes and provide manager Ange Postecoglou with added depth and quality.
Machida’s potential arrival comes at a crucial juncture for Tottenham, especially considering the looming possibility of departures in January, such as that of Eric Dier. The Japanese international, attracted by the prospect of showcasing his abilities at the highest level, could serve as a valuable alternative to the English defender.
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