Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on Sheffield United’s Jayden Bogle as Nuno Espirito Santo eyes reinforcements at right-back.
According to a report from Spanish publication Fichajes, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a summer swoop on EFL Championship outfit Sheffield United for the signing of promising defender Jayden Bogle.
It has been a summer of two halves for Tottenham, who for the first half were busy looking for a replacement for Jose Mourinho. Having appointed Nuno Espirito Santo last month, with new sporting director Fabio Paratici, the Lilywhites have ramped up their transfer activity since.
Pierluigi Gollini has arrived from Atalanta, while Tottenham also signed Bryan Gil from Sevilla. The north London giants also have an agreement in place to secure the services of Cristian Romero from Atalanta as well. With three deals wrapped up, Nuno & co. have shifted their attention to the next problem area in the roster – the right-back department.
Serge Aurier has entered the final year of his contract and has confirmed that he will leave Tottenham this summer. Matt Doherty, who was signed from Wolves last term, has struggled to make an impact, while Japhet Tanganga has been bogged down by injuries on a consistent basis. Thus, the signing of a new right-back is very much warranted for Spurs.
To that end, a move for Takehiro Tomiyasu has been mooted heavily while, of late, Mexican international Jorge Sanchez has also been mentioned as a potential target. And the latest name to emerge as a potential option for Tottenham to bolster the right-back slot is Sheffield United’s Jayden Bogle.
The 21-year-old, a product of the Derby County youth academy, made the switch to Sheffield United last summer. And even though the season ended in relegation for the Blades, Bogle managed to give a decent account of himself, scoring three goals in his 21 appearances across all competitions.
Given his age, there is room for growth and development, while his experience in the Premier League, even it is not much, will hold him in good stead. The young Englishman could perhaps be an option to be used regularly in the UEFA Europa Conference League while Doherty remains the first-choice for the Premier League.
Bogle is contracted with Sheffield United till the summer of 2024. Whether Tottenham make a move for the defender or put it on the back burner for now and focus on bringing in a new striker amid the Harry Kane transfer saga remains to be seen.