Tottenham Hotspur are again being linked with Elseid Hysaj.
Tottenham Hotspur’s right back situation is causing some concern, especially after Juan Foyth’s injury against Bayern Munich.
Spurs sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid earlier this summer, and Mauricio Pochettino was seemingly happy to stick with Kyle Walker-Peters and convert Foyth to a right back.
However, Walker-Peters hasn’t enjoyed the best pre-season, and Foyth is now facing a lay-off after picking up an injury against Bayern on Wednesday.
Serge Aurier is still in the mix, but may find that his first-team chances are limited, and with Foyth out, a new right back may become a priority.
The Express now claim that Tottenham want to land Elseid Hysaj, with the Napoli right back also a target for Roma and Juventus this summer.
Hysaj, 25, registered just two assists last season, and whilst he’s a little quicker than Trippier, some may worry that he doesn’t possess good enough attacking play.
The Albanian was a favourite of Maurizio Sarri at Empoli and Napoli, meaning a Juventus reunion wouldn’t be a shock, but Spurs are seemingly hunting a £20million deal.
Many Spurs fans wouldn’t be happy with such a move, believing that Hysaj is ‘just an Albanian Trippier’, believing that Youcef Atal of Nice should be signed instead.
Some are just urging Pochettino to sign Hysaj, branding him ‘dross’ and worse than Aurier, adding that he’s not worth stunting Walker-Peters’ development for.
Sign some good players instead of this dross. Typical spurs— Tom Clarke-Mills (@TomClarkeMills) August 3, 2019
What the hell is that?? Aurier is better than this hysaj and what about kwp— Fun Guy 2 (@KNiamadio) August 3, 2019
Not worth stunting KWP’s growth for him.— Tottenham Loyal (@TottenhamLoyal) August 3, 2019
I will be fuming if we actually do this— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) August 3, 2019
Poch, please don’t do that. Try Tete or another one, but not this Albanian Trippier. Please.— Elsa (@QueenOfNWHL) August 3, 2019
Please no. Dumfries or Sakai only.— T (@lahoriweaboo) August 3, 2019
Get Atal ffs.— ƬΛПGΛПGΛ ƧZП (@THFC61995704) August 3, 2019
Have you seen him he makes Trippier look like prime Alves.— M4 (@THFC_M4) August 3, 2019
This is not a first Team quality player— FSUCOYS (@FSUCOYS) August 3, 2019
Get Atal not this guy— Eashan (@EashN17) August 3, 2019
Suddenly we arent signing lo celso and now we are offering for this rubbish— Martin Morrison (@martmyte) August 4, 2019
so we are replacing trippier with…trippier but albanian?— big tanguy (@red_fly10) August 4, 2019
Should do this, kwp isn’t good enough— memephis (@Memephis_) August 4, 2019