According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Tottenham Hotspur are expressing interest in talented Torino defender Wilfried Singo.
Scouts from the North London club have been captivated by the 22-year-old’s impressive performances, prompting speculation of a potential summer transfer. Singo, who is highly regarded by the Lilywhites, may soon don the Tottenham jersey.
With Singo’s contract set to expire in 2024, Torino may feel the need to capitalize on the promising full-back rather than risk losing him on a free transfer, making a discounted deal a sensible consideration.
Renowned for his versatility, Singo primarily operates as a right-sided full-back, but has showcased his capabilities as a wing-back as well. Last season, he made a strong impression with two goals and three assists across various competitions, highlighting his potential impact on the field.
Nevertheless, Tottenham’s interest in Singo raises questions given their existing defensive options. With Pedro Porro and Emerson Royal already in the squad, competition for the right-back position is intense.
Pedro Porro had a rough time with his start to life in North London but quickly started showing what the fuss was all about. With every passing game, he only got better and better and will undoubtedly have a better second half to the season.
Emerson on the other hand joined Barcelona a couple of summers ago and had a torrid 18 months at the club. However, his performances have considerably improved over the past six months and he seems to have found his groove.
Even if Tottenham were to part ways with Emerson Royal, there may not be a pressing need for another right-back. Instead, the club’s main focus should lie in securing a high-quality left-back, a position that has long been a concern for the Lilywhites.
Last season, the club extensively used Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon in the left wing-back role and occasionally Ben Davies. With Postecoglou set to shift to a back four, the former two might not be suited for the role.
Ben Davies is a player who is comfortable as a left-back in a back-four but the Welshman is not reliable enough to be a starter. Hence, the club must seriously consider someone who is good enough to be a starting quality player in that position.
Undoubtedly, Singo has demonstrated his value at Torino, and his future appears incredibly promising. However, a move to Tottenham might not be the most advantageous step for the talented full-back at this stage of his career.
While Singo’s abilities are unquestionable, Tottenham’s current defensive situation suggests they may not require his services immediately. Only time will tell how this situation unfolds.