Why Tottenham should make a move for Tyrone Mings in January
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged Jose Mourinho to sign Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
Tyrone Mings, 26, left Bournemouth to join Aston Villa this past summer on a permanent deal and he has impressed in the Premier League so far. He made his international debut in October after an impressive start to the season in the middle of Villa’s defence.
The Bath-born defender performed extremely well on his England debut under difficult circumstances in Bulgaria in October before playing a crucial role in Gareth Southgate side’s victory in the subsequent Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo.
Following Mings’ fantastic start to the season, Robinson feels the defender would be the ‘perfect’ signing for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. Keeping that in mind, should Tottenham act?
Tottenham have been vulnerable at the back since the start of the 2019/20 campaign. They have been leaking goals at an alarming rate despite a change in the managerial hot-seat last month. Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, should prioritise bringing some stability to his team’s defence.
With Toby Alderweireld out of contract at Tottenham at the end of the season, Jan Vertonghen now 32 years old and Davinson Sanchez proving too inconsistent, Spurs could do with a new defender. Tyrone Mings would be a smart signing.
Villa were keen to land Mings on a permanent deal from Bournemouth in the summer after he made a vital contribution to their successful promotion push while on loan the season before.
And the defender has vindicated the club’s decision to land him permanently with a series of impressive displays in the top-flight. For his consistent performances at the heart of Villa’s defence, the 26-year-old is now a part of Southgate’s England squad.
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As per WhoScored, the England international has registered 0.4 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 6.4 clearances and 1.9 blocks this season. Mings is also comfortable operating at left-back, something that could come handy for the north Londoners.
Tottenham needs freshening up at the back as they chase a top-four finish this season. And Mings would be a welcome addition for Spurs, whilst being the perfect partner for Toby Alderweireld in central defence. Hence, Spurs must go all out to sign the 26-year-old from Aston Villa next month.