Tottenham leading the way for Europa League winning defender

Tottenham are in pole position to sign France and Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka this summer, according to reports.

Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his squad and has already added three new players in the shape of Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and most notably Yves Bissouma.

But the recruitment is not expected to stop there, with at least four more signings expected. One of those is looking likely to be at right wing-back in the form of Djed Spence, while they are also keen on sourcing high-quality backup for Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

However, Spurs’ main focus will be to improve the starting XI, specifically at left centre-back, where Ben Davies has done well but is certainly not good enough to play anything more than a backup role in a trophy-winning side.

And while attempts to add Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol have proven fruitless to date, a new report from FootMercato suggests that the Lilywhites are leading the way for impressive Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka.

Tottenham leading the way for Europa League winning defender

Tottenham reportedly lead the way for the imposing defender (Photo by Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The 22-year-old Frenchman has just one year left on his current deal, so would be able to leave for a sum below what otherwise may have been demanded for a player of his quality.

He has experience playing as both a centre-back on the left of a back-three and as a centre-back or left-back in a back-four, and at 6ft3″ would add some presence to Conte’s backline.

It is unclear whether his arrival would be the sole addition on the left side of defence, or whether he would arrive as versatile cover for both left and middle centre back, paving the way for a bigger-name addition.

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