Tottenham are reportedly looking for an £8.5 million deal to settle the Nuno Espirito Santo problem.
With just over a week left in the transfer season, Tottenham are still trying to add to their squad.
Tottenham has apparently moved on to its next summer transfer target in the hopes of securing a deal for under £8.5 million. Spurs have already brought in three new players: Bryan Gil, Pierliugi Gollini, and Cristian Romero.
Last week, the 23-year-old centre-back made his Premier League debut, coming off the bench in a 1-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City.
In the midweek Europa Conference League opening leg against Pacos de Ferreira, all three summer arrivals made their competitive debuts.
Tottenham suffered a stunning 1-0 defeat, which was not the result they had hoped for.
Nuno Espirito Santo, on the other hand, would have been thrilled to see all of his summer recruits gain vital playing time to get up to speed.
Nuno had the opportunity to play three at the back for the first time, a configuration he used at Wolves.
Nuno only used two centre-backs against City before switching formation late in the game to try to keep Tottenham’s lead.
The Portuguese coach appears content to try the same method at Tottenham in the future.
As a center defender, Romero joins Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, and Joe Rodon.
Japhet Tanganga has demonstrated he can play in the heart of the defense, but he shone as a full-back versus City.
Nuno appears to want to improve his defensive options in order to feel comfortable playing with three at the back.
Spurs are also reportedly ‘probing’ to acquire Granada defender Domingos Duarte, according to Spanish daily Ideal.
According to reports, Duarte’s release clause is set at £26 million, while Tottenham’s initial offer is only £8.5 million.
When it comes to paying large wages, Granada cannot compete with the top clubs throughout Europe.
The £6.3 million they paid to sign Luis Suarez from Watford last summer set a new club record.
Tottenham, on the other hand, has a history of spending within their means, and it looks that they are looking to put Granada to the test.
Last season, Granada appeared to be on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League but a bad run of play at the conclusion of the season put an end to their chances.