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Skriniar too expensive? Which are the possible alternatives for Spurs?

What’s in the news?

According to Sky Sports, [team 2930] want around £54.9m for [player 130142], but one source has told Sky Sports that Spurs value Skriniar at half of the club’s asking price.

[team 6]’s financial situation does not look healthy, and they have to offload players to raise funds for potential signings.

In that case, Spurs are ready to offload right-back [player 95094] with [team 113] showing interest. However, after negotiations, the deal didn’t go through with Milan, not prepared to pay Aurier’s asking price.

According to Goal, Tottenham also enquired for [player 164069], but [team 625] knocked out any potential deal. With the Turk being considered a key figure in [coach 127989]’s plans, Juventus have no intention of letting him leave.

Are there any economic alternatives for Spurs?

With the increasing unlikeliness over a potential move for Skriniar and Demiral, Spurs will have to look at some other defenders good enough to play at that level under [coach 455375]. The player should be comfortable on the ball and should have a good recovery pace, which Tottenham lack in their defenders.

[player 7958] is someone who is highly rated around the Country for his incredible defensive qualities. The 22-year-old has also impressed [team 13] boss [coach 455800]. The Italian spoke highly about Godfrey in his recent press conference. A move to the Goodison Park looks imminent; however, if Spurs can work out a late still, it could make a big difference for Jose Mourinho.

Ben Godfrey last season completed 64% of tackles in the Premier League. The youngster also recorded 139 clearances in the league. He also won 104 duals and registered 23 interceptions last season. As his defensive qualities are, the youngster is also effective on the ball. Godfrey completed 57.46 passes per 90 and recorded an accuracy of 88% for Norwich last season.

There are a few options in the market with Inter’s [player 24015] being considered one of them. [team 7980]’s [player 160121] is also mentioned, but both of those names mentioned are defenders who are very good defending their box. Spurs already have [player 988] and [player 916] in this genre and need a more athletic defender.

A move for Skriniar or Demiral would undoubtedly be awesome. However, it looks unlikely with the financial issues, and a move for Godfrey would make sense.

Spurs are reportedly keen to add a top-quality defender, but the Slovakian is seemingly too expensive, and Jose has been looking at other defenders in the market.

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