Spurs rivaling Manchester United for Serie A defender?

Paolo Bruno

We need defenders of all kids. Stefan Radu is a defender of multiple kinds!

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are being linked to the same defender. That defender was just described to me as "just about the most uninspiring, unspectacular, boring player you can ever imagine" by SB Nation Soccer Italia and The Busby Babe contributor Jack Sargeant, so we have a winner!

Said player is Lazio defender and Romanian international Stefan Radu, who could be up for sale this summer. The Daily Star says that United have been chasing him, but that Spurs are ready to swoop in and make a bid.

While Radu is fairly boring and uninspiring, he's also not too bad. He's equally adept at playing left back and center back, and we need some players at both positions. He's better defensively than Danny Rose and is less crazy than his countryman Vlad Chiriches. He's got a lot of experience in Serie A and Europe, but at 27, could still have his best years in front of him.

He's not the sexy young superstar defender we want, but is he the inexpensive and experienced rotation option we need? He's not a bad punt at around £7m.

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