Tottenham to sign canny stopper in the summer as a replacement for potentially outgoing star?

As transfer speculation goes this lad has been prolific over the last couple of years. He’s been linked to Manchester United on an almost monthly basis. But still no deal for a player who is rated highly in many quarters but only has 18 international caps at the age of 27 – albeit for a very strong Argentinian international side.

But reports today suggest that Tottenham might try to jump the very slow queue for the player as a replacement for potentially outgoing Belgian Jan Vertonghen. Incidentally we are sure that current speculation about The Belgian is nothing a bumper new contract can’t sort out.

The Guardian says:

London’s second-funniest calamity team are in full-on troll mode as they look to nab long-time Manchester United target Ezequiel Garay away from under David Moyes’s nose. The Daily Express has reported that the Benfica defender is being eyed up as a replacement for Jan Vertonghen,

It’s not exactly a sensational transfer coup is it? Garay for Vertonghen?

That’s not to disrespect the Argentina international. He would definitely be a worthy squad player for Tottenham. He’s a canny defender and one that you can rely on. But he won’t offer the goal threat or dynamism going forward as the Belgian has, at his best, for Tottenham.

Let’s have a look at him in action. Tottenham fans – would this represent a decent signing or yet another downgrade from a top asset to a pale imitation of?


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