Spurs are interested to add new players at the backline and they are keen to improve their defence in the summer transfer window. The North London club has marked many centre-backs and have also talked to many regarding a move to Tottenham Hotspur. One such defender is the Wolfsburg player Maxence Lacroix.
Tottenham Hotspur ignited their interest in the French a few weeks ago. Among many European clubs interested in him are RB Leipzig, Chelsea, and Borussia Dortmund. In fact, RB Leipzig has had two bids turned down by Wolfsburg for the 21-year-old with the last bid valued around £20 million. There is no asking price set out for him since the Wolfsburg management has constantly reiterated in the past that Lacroix will stay.
Maxence Lacroix is highly rated and looked upon at Wolfsburg. Lacroix joined Wolfsburg from the Ligue 1 side Sochaux for around £5 million in the last summer window. The French man had appeared 30 times for the Wolfsburg team and helped them keep 12 clean sheets in Bundesliga last season. His performances speak volumes about his quality. But the Wolfsburg boss has again reiterated that the youngster will stay at the club.
In an interview with Kicker, Jörg Schmadtke on being asked about Maxence Lacroix’s speculation said that he strongly assumes that Lacroix will stay at the club beyond the summer. Wolfsburg recently made a new addition to their squad by bringing in Sebastiaan Bornauw who is a centre-back as well. This move created a lot of noise in German media and was said to be hinting towards a Maxence Lacroix replacement in the team. On that rumour Jörg Schmadtke said, “It is important that we now have more alternatives.”
While it is obvious that the boss has to say that line even if a player is going to move. Such is the protocol to not disclose anything. It is not sure if Maxence Lacroix will stay or not. It entirely depends upon the player himself. Tottenham are yet to formally bid for the youngster. But the Spurs management could test the waters and the resolve of Wolfsburg in the coming days.