Spurs have remained one of the best sides defensively in the topflight this season, shipping the 2nd least goals (12) behind league leaders Chelsea, following 17 league games.
The centre back pairing of Belgium internationals Jan Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld have proven to be very effective in keeping the goals out and oppositions’ chances limited, and they remain one of the best, if not the best central half partnership in the league right now.
But injuries always do threaten to tear their perfect working relationship apart, with the 2 separately spending time on the sidelines over the course of the past 8 months.
Kevin Wimmer and Eric Dier haven’t proven to be quality backups enough, and if Pochettino is to see his side never let the guard down at any point of the season no matter what happens to his choice centre backs, additional legs fitting the bill come January must be brought in.
Here are 3 of such fine options for the job:These 3 are well-drilled players who will fit perfectly to Tottenham’s gameplay and they are relatively underrated which means the Lilly Whites can get them without much competition in the market.
The 21-year-old Uruguayan could follow in the path of Alderweireld to Tottenham, as he has also struggled to seal down a regular starting place at the Vicente Calderon despite his quality, and might not hesitate to agree to a switch in order to try his luck elsewhere.
New competition definitely abounds at Spurs, with the 29-year-old Jan Vertonghen a most likely candidate for the highly-rated and talented Gimenez to challenge.
He would do just fine as a cover and understudy too. Despite being a regular for the South American country, he has only been able to make 5 appearances across the Champions League and La Liga this term.
His standout qualities include blocking the ball, tackling and a very high level of concentration. Gimenez can also pass for a ball-playing defender and he is no doubt a thorough-bred considering how impressive he has grown under Simeone.