By Alan Hutton

9th Jul, 2020 | 12:21pm

Exclusive: Ex-Spur casts doubt on Tottenham signing the full-backs they want

Alan Hutton has revealed he is worried that Tottenham will not have enough money to strengthen at full-back during the summer transfer window.

The former Spurs and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims that Jose Mourinho needs to sign players to bolster both sides of his backline.

Serge Aurier has been a mainstay on the right this season while Ben Davies has had little competition on the left when he has been fit.

Hutton believes that both positions need strengthening this summer but questions whether the Lilywhites will have the finances available.

Asked if a lack of competition was a weak point for Spurs, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah, I think it is for both full-backs, if we’re going to sit, look at it and be honest.

“I think Aurier has got the ability to attack but his final ball is lacking, defensively he switches off. 

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“Davies, there’s obviously no one really challenging him. Rose left, it looks like his future is elsewhere so they need to do something. That’s what worries me going forward, will they have the money to strengthen in that area because I think they need a few players?” 

Aurier has played 37 times across all competitions this season, with fellow right-backs Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters having left the club in the summer and winter transfer window respectively.

Davies meanwhile saw Danny Rose head to Newcastle United on loan in January, leaving him as the only senior left-back at the club.

In other Tottenham news, Hutton has been left stunned two “world-class” players have been left out the starting XI.

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