Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Olympiakos defender Panagiotis Retsos as a potential transfer target, according to Greek publication SDNA.

The news outlet claims a scout was sent by Spurs to watch the 19-year-old in action against Serbian side Partizan Belgrade in the third qualifying round of the Champions League last week.

The young centre-back played the full 90 minutes in a game which saw his side advance to the next round 5-3 on aggregate.

Retsos has been praised for his high level of stamina and is highly rated for the fact he is able to play all of the positions along the back line.

Having made 36 senior appearances for Olympiacos where he emerged from the youth system, the South African-born youngster could be on his way to England this summer.

However, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will face stiff competition from German side Bayer Leverkusen who are also keen to acquire the Greek player’s signature.

With the new season due to kick off in a matter of days, Tottenham remain the only Premier League side yet to make any signings.

Retsos’ versatility means he could be exactly what the North Londoners are looking for going into their next campaign.

Having arguably been the best defensive team in the league in the last two years, Pochettino’s side will need to maintain their efforts in their chase for silverware this year.

With star right-back Kyle Walker having relocated to the Etihad stadium and Kevin Trippier picking up an injury last week, Spurs must add more reinforcements to their ranks as soon as possible.

Tottenham have been reluctant to spend big this transfer window but with other top flight clubs making major preparations ahead of the new season, the North London side could run into trouble if they don’t make any improvements to their squad this summer.

The Lilywhites travel to St. James’ Park on Sunday and face newly promoted team Newcastle United.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Su: Nonsensical statements like this:
    “Spurs must add more reinforcements to their ranks as soon as possible. Tottenham have been reluctant to spend big this transfer window but with other top flight clubs making major preparations ahead of the new season, the North London side could run into trouble if they don’t make any improvements to their squad.”
    seem to roll off the pens of amateur sportswriters ad nauseum. Have a more intelligent look.
    1. Tottenham has no major holes in their starting lineup. (unlike “other top flight clubs” who are panicking to replace their own first stringers) It is questionable if any of them have bought any new players who would have : A- been capable of replacing a Spurs starter or B- been willing to sign on as a utility sub.
    2. There are still 3 weeks in the window and Spurs will sign 3 or 4 of the 8-12 who are linked to them.
    3. You might be right that Spurs could run into trouble if they don’t make improvements. They will however, be adding both depth and strength while the “other top flight teams” are already “in trouble” -all still madly scrabbling to find additional reinforcements for their gutted and shallow squads and starting rumours about buying Spurs squad players ( e.g. Rose, Dier, Dele, Kane, Ericksen, Alderweireld, Dembele etc. for 1/2 what they are worth.
    Spur bashing is a tedious fantasy. Try a real story.

    • Hi Brian, thank you for taking the time to selective read my amateur article, much appreciated.

      I mentioned that Spurs have had the best defensive record in the past two years and that in the absence of both Kyle Walker and Trippier, it’d be wise to bring in reinforcement. I feel this statement is fair and far from ‘Spurs bashing’.

      Indeed, every top flight team have own their weaknesses and issues but as proven historically, those who do not do clever business in the summer transfer window – and in Spurs’ case – no business whatsoever, will suffer the consequences.

      It was not my intention to criticise Spurs in a way which i believe you have misconstrued. Please take this as an apology and an reiteration that whilst i have no loyalties towards Tottenham, i have not in any shape or form used this platform to launch an attack on them.

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