Tottenham will make a big loss on Davinson Sanchez and will need to sign two defenders if he is sold, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed opposition sides will also target Spurs’ right-back and they need to sign a new centre-back.
They are planning multiple defensive signings with Jose Mourinho unconvinced by any of his pairings this season.
Sanchez arrived at Spurs from Ajax for a fee that could rise to £42m – a club-record at the time.
Asked whether they should be prepared to make a big loss on the 145-appearance Tottenham man, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes, definitely.
“He’s made a lot of mistakes now. In some games he’s good, some games he’s not.
“I think Spurs in the summer are going to be looking for defenders. A right-back, because Matt Doherty was very poor [against Arsenal]. They’re going to look for centre-halves as well.
“Right-back is somewhere Villa have to target on Sunday. Aurier or Doherty are not great right-backs so Aston Villa can get some joy on that side.
“Spurs definitely need to buy some defenders.”
Aston Villa host Tottenham at Villa Park on Sunday with both sides looking to put disappointing results behind them.
The Midlands giants are four points behind Spurs in eighth but have a game in hand.