That may be the case, because they are now being linked to left backs. According to Get French Football, Paris United are reporting Tottenham have inquired with Paris Saint-Germain about Layvin Kurzawa.
Here’s what supposedly happened:
Paris United report this evening that Tottenham Hotspur have made an enquiry for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
Wolves had placed the player on his short-list, before opting for Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko instead.
Despite the fact that Layvin Kurzawa is the only senior left-back at the club, PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique wants to sell him so that he can have enough funds to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus, who has already agreed personal terms with Les Parisiens.
Both Paris United and Get French Football are solid sources for news about the Parisian giants. There’s no reason to disbelieve this report, but we’re not hearing that anything is further along than just that there was contact between the two clubs.
Spurs buying a fullback from PSG would not be anything new. Mauricio Pochettino shopped at his old club just last summer when he brought Serge Aurier to North London.
Tottenham have gone above and beyond by leaving their business until incredibly late in the transfer window. The window slams shut tomorrow at 5 PM in the UK (12:00 PM EST). Spurs don’t have a ton of time to bring in a replacement for Rose, but Kurzawa would be a good choice.
Kurzawa is 25 and in the prime of his career. He’s a pacey wing back who has an eye for a pass and isn’t afraid to take on defenders with a dribble. He wasn’t selected for the World Cup squad, but he has 11 career appearances for France.
Kurzawa has also been linked to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and would probably cost somewhere between £20-30 million.
Spurs would be taking a significant gamble if they allowed Rose to leave without bringing in a replacement. That would leave them with Ben Davies as their only natural left back. Kyle Walker-Peters can play there in a pinch, but his time with the senior team has shown him to be much more comfortable on the right.
The debate can be had whether he is the left wing back Spurs should be spending money on, but there isn’t much time for said debate. If Rose is leaving then Tottenham need someone else in at that position ASAP.
Who knows what their situation at the position will look like after deadline day has come and gone.
Update: Kurzawa is also being linked to Manchester United. Not good!
Manchester United representatives have been involved in a meeting for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa in recent hours, according to tomorrow's L'Équipe.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 8, 2018