Why signing linked international makes little sense for Tottenham or the player

Tottenham Hotspur are on a fine run of form this season, with their defence especially impressive.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are looking at making a move for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida after sending scouts to watch him in action.

The 26-year-old is a talented centre-back with bags of experience having represented the Croatian national team 30 times as well as having a brief spell at Bayer Leverkusen. Yet is he really an upgrade on what Spurs already have, and worth spending millions on?

A move to the Premier League would surely be a sound option for Vida, yet the Kiev star may take a look at the current results at Spurs and think twice about a potential White Hart Lane switch.

Why? Well, it’s certainly not because Spurs are currently underachieving or look in disarray. No, in fact, their own success could prove to be their biggest barrier in the upcoming transfer window.

Why would Vida make a switch to Tottenham just to sit on the bench? The successful partnership of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld makes breaking in to the Spurs team an almost impossible task - established internationals Kevin Wimmer and Federico Fazio cannot get a look in themselves at present, and nor can new boy Kieran Trippier at right-back.

The North Londoners boast one of the best defensive records in the Premier League, having conceded just ten goals in 12 league matches with four clean sheets kept to boot.

An established 26-year-old may look at the Belgian duo and think hard about his future first-team prospects. A move for Vida does not appear to be a likely one nor a necessary one for Tottenham.

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