Date: 11th October 2019 at 7:00pm
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Tottenham are keeping close tabs on Wolves defender Willy Boly as they assess new centre-back options, Football Insider understands.

The Frenchman, 28, is on the radar of Spurs and multiple other Premier League and leading European clubs due to his fine displays for the Midlands giants.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club are lining up transfer missions to run regular checks on Boly over the coming months.

The north Londoners have been impressed by Boly’s development since moving to Molineux in the summer of 2017.

The 6ft 5in defender initially joined on a season-long loan from Porto that was made permanent after his starring role in their Championship-winning campaign.

Concerted interest in Boly would represent a major change of approach in terms of recruitment from Spurs.

Over the last half-decade and more, Tottenham have preferred to buy central defenders in their early or mid-20s.

Current quartet Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth all fitted into this category, as did the versatile Eric Dier.

Boly turns 29 in February but he does have valuable Premier League experience and has the height and physicality that Tottenham have lacked this season.

The club are likely to be in the market for multiple centre-backs in January and next summer as Alderweireld and Vertonghen are both out of contract next June.

The Belgian pair have been at the heart of the team’s dramatic fall from grace, both starting last week as 10 goals were conceded against Bayern Munich and Brighton.

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