Why a Tottenham move for Ragnar Sigurdsson makes no sense

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the defender but they do not need him.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal

According to a recent report from the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Krasnodar centre-back Ragnur Sigurdsson this summer. The problem is the centre of defence is the one area Spurs have absolutely no need to strengthen.

With Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld forming a superb partnership last season, many worried what would happen when one or the other was unavailable for a sustained period of time.

Tottenham's Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld remonstrate with referee Jonathan Moss

An injury to the former saw that fear realised, only for Kevin Wimmer to step in seamlessly and prove just what a canny investment he was.

On top of that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has Eric Dier, a player whose position in the centre of the field will now be challenged following the arrival of Victor Wanyama, while there is even a fifth-choice option in the form of brilliant teenager Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Sigurdsson has excelled for Iceland at this summer’s European Championships, but at 30 he will not want to move to a club where he is anything other than first choice.

That would certainly not be the case at White Hart Lane, at least not unless there was a huge downturn in form from Tottenham’s current defensive options, so this is one rumour that can be taken with a sizeable pinch of salt.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal

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