Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has always been a man happy to give his opinion on the footballing world and speaking to Four Four Two, the 68-year-old has been discussing the recent Spurs signing he perceives to be a good bit of business.
Redknapp, who was the club's longest serving manager since Terry Venables when he left the club in 2012, said he thought the signing of Burnley's Kieran Trippier was impressive, and gives the club terrific strength at right back.
"I think Tottenham made a good signing in (Kieran) Trippier – I like him a lot", he told Four Four Two. "And they’ve got (Kyle) Walker as well who’s an outstanding full-back. Two great young right-backs. It’ll be an interesting battle for that right-back spot."
The ex Manchester City man arrived at White Hart Lane this summer after four seasons with the Clarets, and alongside Walker and US international DeAndre Yedlin, Redknapp is right in saying Spurs have impressive and youthful strength in depth in that position.
However, the former QPR boss did go on to say that, though he thought Tottenham were shaping up well at fullback, there was another defensive position that needed strengthening.
"They keep bringing in centre-halves but are they good enough," he asked. "Is Fazio good enough? Their full-backs are good; they’re strong at full-back. They’ve got Davies and Rose – I like him. They’ve got Vertonghen but I still think they’re short of a top centre-half."
Are Tottenham addressing Redknapp's concern?
As their old manager said, Spurs have already added another central defender this summer, signing Austrian international Kevin Wimmer from Koln. But there are plenty of numbers in that position, with at least six senior central defenders on the club's books at the time of writing.
But at least a couple of those players may be available for transfer before the start of the season, and Tottenham are said to be pursuing Belgian international Toby Aldweireld to partner Jan Vertonghen in defence, according to the Standard. If that deal comes off, it could be that Spurs finally have the quality addition to the back four that they've been lacking in recent seasons.