Tottenham Plot Bid For “Oustanding” £26m Rock

There was an replace in Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Roma defender, Roger Ibanez…

What is the newest on Ibanez to Tottenham?

Based on Italian outlet Roma Giallorossa, the Lilywhites are stated to have ‘intensified’ their contacts with the Serie A facet relating to a deal for the 24-year-old, with the report suggesting {that a} bid for the Brazilian may very well be imminent.

The piece goes on so as to add that whereas Jose Mourinho’s facet wish to recoup a charge of round €35m (£30m) if they’re to money on the previous Atalanta man this summer time, a proposal of round €30m (£26m) might nicely be sufficient to assist attain an settlement.

The report additionally notes that whereas London rivals West Ham United are additionally conserving tabs on the centre-back, it’s Spurs who’re at present main the race for his signature, with new boss Ange Postecoglou stated to be an ‘admirer’ of the two-cap worldwide.

Ought to Tottenham signal Roger Ibanez?

It does seem that defensive recruits are one thing of a necessity for the aforementioned Postecoglou forward of subsequent season, significantly with The Telegraph solely just lately reporting that the likes of Clement Lenglet, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez are all dealing with unsure futures at N17.

That want for change has come following a relatively disastrous marketing campaign for the membership which noticed the north London outfit ship 63 objectives within the prime flight, guaranteeing they ended the season with the sixth-worst defensive file within the division.

Amid that determined want to enhance an evidently shaky backline, it does seem that long-serving skipper Hugo Lloris is prone to be on his way, with the 36-year-old Frenchman having notably made four errors resulting in objectives within the league in 2022/23 – essentially the most of any participant within the Premier League.


Whereas the veteran asset just isn’t but out the door, the latest hypothesis is that Spurs are already closing in on a doable substitute, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that talks are “ongoing” relating to the bid to deliver Brentford’s David Raya to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Spaniard has warranted that curiosity after recording essentially the most saves (154) within the division in the latest marketing campaign, guaranteeing he may very well be simply the person that Postecoglou wants within the sticks to enhance the membership’s defensive woes.

The ex-Celtic boss might enhance the backbone of the group even additional with the addition of Ibanez, with the “outstanding” expertise – as hailed by journalist Josh Bunting – having sparkled on the Stadio Olimpico of late after his half in Roma’s surge to the Europa League closing.

A participant who’s one thing of a rock on the again, the 6 foot 1 ace notably ranks within the top 3% amongst these in his place in Europe’s prime 5 leagues for interceptions made, in addition to within the prime 18% for tackles made, showcasing his ball-winning prowess.

The one-time Fluminense man notably averaged four tackles and interceptions mixed per recreation in 33 Serie A outings in 2022/23, with {that a} far superior file to the likes of Dier (2.0), Lenglet (2.2) and Sanchez (2.0).

That stellar statistical file would seem to point that Ibanez may very well be the centre-back improve that Postecoglou’s facet are desperately in want of, with it little question thrilling to think about the enhancements that may be made with the Brazilian – and the aforementioned Raya – lining up within the defensive ranks subsequent time period.