Report: Spurs failed with approach for Coventry's Cian Harries this week, Liverpool and Newcastle also keen

General view of a flag outside the stadium before the game

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly wanted to take Coventry's Cian Harries on trial.

According to the Coventry Observer, Tottenham Hotspur failed with a deadline day approach to take Coventry City defender Cian Harries on trial.

Spurs chose not to make any new signings in January ,with Mauricio Pochettino choosing to go with the squad he already has at his disposal despite some injury concerns in defence.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The January window tends to be difficult to navigate, and Pochettino has very rarely made moves to sign players mid-way through the season, but it seems that Tottenham did have an interest in a player before Tuesday's deadline.

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The Coventry Observer report that Tottenham made an approach to Coventry City for defender Cian Harries on Monday, in the hope of taking him on trial – but the League One side snubbed their move.

General view of a flag outside the stadium before the gameGeneral view of a flag outside the stadium before the game

Harries, 19, has come up through the ranks at the Ricoh Arena, and after a short loan spell with Cheltenham Town, he has emerged in to the Sky Blues' first team with 15 appearances this season.

The defender – who can play at centre back or left back – has been attracting major interest of late, as the Daily Mail reported in early January that Liverpool took Harries on trial, whilst The Chronicle noted that Newcastle United are also keen on signing the Welshman.

Spurs seemingly joined the race to sign Harries, asking to take him on trial before the deadline with a view to a move for him over the summer, but Coventry snubbed their approach.

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Pochettino does have the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kevin Wimmer and Cameron Carter-Vickers at his disposal, but adding another talented young centre back could be a priority - and Harries appears to be a possible target for Spurs.

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