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Spurs send scouts to track Polish defensive star

He's supposedly pretty good. However, Wolfsburg are involved, and that's probably not a good sign for Tottenham.

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Transfer news is fun, everyone. Today, talkSPORT is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are looking at the possibility of signing Polish defender Kamil Glik this summer to help shore up their porous defense.

Glik, 27, is captain of Serie A club Torino, and the best scoring defender in all the major football leagues, with eight goals to his name this season for Il Granata. He's well-respected as a central defender, and noted for his composure on the ball. He's a big dude, and obviously knows where the net is this season, which is always a bonus. I can't pretend to say I've seen much of him, but people much smarter and knowledgeable about football have said he's a beast. Tottenham reportedly sent scouts to watch him play against Juventus recently, and could see him as an option if (when?) Younes Kaboul leaves the club this summer.

But here's the catch: Bundesliga club Wolfsburg are also supposedly in the mix, and not only are they better than Spurs, but they can also guarantee Champions League football next year. With Dortmund's fall down the table, Wolfsburg have swooped in to fill the power void and are currently second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich, and are supposedly investing heavily to make a run at Bayern next season. Glik just signed a contract with Torino last season, so he'd probably command a pretty good price tag. If he leaves, all else being equal he'll probably go to Wolfsburg, because frankly, who wouldn't?

Also, don't be dazzled by his eight goals this season: this is the first time in his career that he's scored more than two in a season. He's having a good year, but it's very much an outlier.

Spurs need help in central defense, so expect Tottenham to be linked to just about anyone who has a pulse and might consider a move to North London. I have my doubts about the veracity of this rumor, though. Feels pretty #batcountry to me.