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Reports | Tottenham Hotspur eye Sheffield United's Jack O’Connell

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Reports | Tottenham Hotspur eye Sheffield United's Jack O’Connell

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01/21/2020

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in signing defender Jack O’Connel from Sheffield United after his impressive stint at the Blades. The North London club chiefs are looking for a long term replacement for centre back Jan Vertonghen and they feel O’Connell is their best possible option.

According to the English media outlet, Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are planning to raid Sheffield United to sign their defender Jack O’Connell. The Blades have been a big hit this season in the Premier League since their return to the top-flight. On Sunday, they picked up another incredible result with a 1-1 draw at Arsenal with O'Connell was at the centre of their defence and reports indicate that Tottenham were scouting him as a long-term backup for Jan Vertonghen. 

The former Ajax defender has been one of the league's best centre backs in recent years but his contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Combine that with his age and Vertonghen's lack of pace has seen the North Londoners look for replacements and O’Connell’s name is at the top of their shortlist. The 25-year-old has been with the Blades since 2016 helping them in their rise up the football pyramid and has made well over 160 appearances for the club.

Spurs, on the other hand, have managed to extend Toby Alderwierald’s stay by offering him a new deal that will keep him in London till the summer of 2023. As Tottenham looks to bring in the centre-back, there seems to be another defender heading closer to an exit at the club with right-back Kyle Walker-Peters being chased by three Premier League sides and wants to sort his future before the winter transfer window ends.

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