Why Elseid Hysaj is one of Tottenham's most viable January right-back targets

Elseid Hysaj controls the ball during Pre-Season Friendly match between  SSC Napoli and US Cremonese on July 24, 2019 in Dimaro, Italy.

Tottenham had been loosely linked with right-back Elseid Hysaj.

Elseid Hysaj controls the ball during Pre-Season Friendly match between  SSC Napoli and US Cremonese on July 24, 2019 in Dimaro, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur's need for added competition at right-back has been highlighted over the first week of the season.

Kyle Walker-Peters' injury kept him out of the North London derby, and manager Mauricio Pochettino showed his disdain for Serge Aurier by choosing Davinson Sanchez instead of him.

A January move for a new right-back is very possible, and one of the more viable options is Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj.

 

Hysaj was loosely linked with Tottenham in the summer, with The Express claiming he was an early August target for Spurs, along with Roma and Juventus.

Spurs were not quick enough to sign him, but the European deadline passed yesterday with Hysaj still at Napoli.

This was a frustration to Hysaj's agent, who told Tuttomercatoweb yesterday that he was disappointed a move did not come to fruition.

Napoli signed another right-back this summer, Giovani di Lorenzo from Empoli, who is also represented by the same agent.

Viktor Tsyhankov (D) and Elsed Hysaj (N)  during the UEFA Champions League match between SSC Napoli and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stadio San Paolo on November 23, 2016 in Naples.

Mario Giufreddi said of Hysaj: "Definitely staying in Naples it was not my will, I brought Di Lorenzo also to favour his exit and I would never have put two of my players in the same role."

Given the desire on Hysaj's side to leave Napoli, he could be an easily attainable signing for Tottenham in the January transfer window.

Hysaj, 25, is an Albanian international who has played more than 170 times for Napoli since 2015.

He has not started a game for Napoli yet this season and if this continues, Tottenham should look to take advantage and boost their own options.

Elseid Hysaj during a SSC Napoli Pre-Season Training Camp on July 12, 2019 in Trento, Italy.

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