Report: Tottenham considering summer move for Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne

Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton this summer.

As reported by the Telegraph, Spurs are keeping a close eye on Clyne’s contract situation at St Mary’s, and could be pressed into making an offer for the 24-year-old full-back in the coming months.

The report references the long-standing interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, but claims that Spurs have now entered the race, seeing the ability to sign him an opportunity to replace the struggling Kyle Walker.

Mauricio Pochettino and Paul Mitchell - head of recruitment at White Hart Lane - have worked with Clyne before, and as long term admirers of the England international, they are keen to bring him to North London should Clyne’s contract situation not be resolved.

The full-back is contract at St Mary’s until the summer of 2016, but if it is clear that he does not want to sign a new deal, the Saints may be pushed to sell him this summer to guarantee a fee, rather than losing him for free next summer.

Injury problems have seen Spurs keen to replace Walker at right-back, and it is suggested that DeAndre Yedlin is yet to make more than one appearance as the club look to settle him in gradually to Premier League football.

Clyne has a wealth of experience in the top flight, has worked with Pochettino previously, and is likely to be available for something of a cut-price fee due to his contract situation, making him the perfect transfer target for Tottenham.

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