Mateo Musacchio an expensive luxury for Tottenham who would shake team up

Tottenham are reportedly still interested in Mateo Musacchio.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur remain interested in Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio.

Musacchio was a target for Pochettino's Tottenham two years ago only for the La Liga side to successfully stand firm, and with the Yellow Submarine set to clinch Champions League qualification, he would not come cheap.

The 25-year-old centre-back would be an expensive signing, and a luxury one at that given Tottenham's excellent defensive record this season.

Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld forged a terrific partnership, with Kevin Wimmer filling in superbly when required. Tottenham have conceded the fewest goals of any team, allowing just 30 in 37 Premier League games.

With champions League football to play next season themselves, there is an argument to be made tat Spurs need a fourth centre back to bolster their squad,.

Federico Fazio is a player Spurs have given up on, loaning him to Sevilla and expected to sell up in the summer.

Next player up is talented teenager Cameron Carter-Vickers, who has been training with the first team squad over the past few months.

With a step up in competition, head coach Mauricio Pochettino will need to consider whether Carter-Vickers is ready if called upon, or they need a more senior player.

Musacchio would be an option which really shakes things up, for the Argentine is simply too good to be considered only a fourth choice.

He would compete with Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Wimmer for a starting berth, but this could also backfire in upsetting a settled and successful backline.

His addition though would really shake things up at Tottenham, putting the rest of the squad on notice not to rest on their laurels no matter how successful they have been this campaign.

Players will be forced to step up their game knowing the team are highly ambitious and are making steps to adjust to the next level.

There is every chance Spurs will opt for a cheaper player similar to Kevin Wimmer who would be content as a back-up, potentially a veteran who can add experience to the squad.

Musacchio would be an interesting addition, but a combination of price and lack of positional need makes a summer deal unlikely.

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