Tottenham set to move for second Fulham star this summer

The Lilywhites have laid their cards on the table

There is ‘a growing expectation’ that Tottenham will make a move for Fulham defender Tosin this summer, with the centre-back also catching the eye of Inter Milan and expected to depart Craven Cottage.

The Lilywhites have already signed Manor Solomon, who spent last season on loan with the Cottagers, along with goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli.

They remain active in the transfer market and are eyeing up a move for several defenders, while they also have a strong interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg closing in on a move to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

According to Football.London, ‘there is a growing expectation that the north London club will make a bid for the centre-back’ in the days to come, with Fulham already eyeing up replacements for the ex-Manchester City man.

Tosin appeared 25 times in the Premier League for Marco Silva’s side, but is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave west London ahead of the new campaign.

It is unclear how much Silva’s side would charge for the ex-City academy star, but it is unlikely to be a hefty fee given that he is in danger of leaving as a free agent next season.

A homegrown solution

The decision to sign Tosin could, from Tottenham’s point of view, be for reasons beyond his ability on the pitch.

Should Harry Kane leave the club, Football.London report that the homegrown options on the books at Spurs would be somewhat uninspiring.

Fraser Forster, Brandon Austin, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Djed Spence, Ryan Sessegnon, Harvey White, James Maddison, Oliver Skipp are those that Postecoglu would be able to choose from as things stand.

Of those, Rodon, Spence and White all spent last season away from the club, while Ben Davies and Japhet Tanganga could still leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window.

That would leave Spurs well under the homegrown threshold required by the Premier League and would result in them having to name a smaller squad, which could in part explain their move for Tosin, who would come in as a low cost homegrown option to help beef out their ranks and ease their concerns on that front.

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Ben Browning

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