The Daily Telegraph has reported that Tottenham Hotspur are happy to agree to the terms West Ham United defender Winston Reid is requesting from any new club.
Reid reportedly wants a deal worth £60,000 per week, which Spurs can afford, but manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to be careful because of the possible knock on effects for other players.
Reid has excelled at centre back for West Ham this season, which is where Tottenham would be signing him to play.
However, there are four players who have experience and skill at centre back, who could suffer if the club offer him the contract he’s looking for.
The two highest profile and club captain Younes Kaboul and fellow defender Vlad Chiriches.
Should Reid sign on the dotted line then he makes those possible exits more of a reality.
Next up is Eric Dier, who only joined the club last summer.
Reports from earlier this season have detailed that the England under-21 international wants to focus on playing at centre back for Spurs, which is arguably made more difficult if Reid becomes part of the first team squad.
Dier can play at right-back, but that’s already a congested area of the squad with Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin the first choice options.
Then there’s Milos Veljkovic, recently returned from Middlesbrough and one of the leading youngsters looking to break into the current defensive pack under Pochettino.
Should Reid arrive, Veljkovic may have to try and adapt to a different position to try and get a chance, with so many players ahead of him in the defensive pecking order.
All four players are affected should Reid come in and all four offer the club reasons to think long and hard about signing the New Zealand international.