Robinson predicts Tottenham to unveil new system after 'top-class' transfer news
Tottenham will switch to a back five next season if Wolves defender Conor Coady is signed.
That is the view of former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 28-year-old potentially joining his former manager Nuno Espirito Santo in north London.
Spurs confirmed the appointment of Nuno as their new manager on a two-year deal yesterday.
As revealed by Football Insider on July 1st, the 47-year-old sees Coady as one of his priority targets but strong competition is expected from Everton.
Spurs are in the market for defensive reinforcements in this window with two centre-halves likely to arrive.
When asked by Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs if Coady would be a welcome addition, Robinson said:
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“Nuno normally plays a back five and if he brought in Conor Coady that would certainly suggest to me that he is going to do the same at Spurs.
“It is no secret that Spurs desperately need centre-halves but the question is, is Coady the world-class centre-half that they need? I’m not convinced.
“If he brings Coady in, with Doherty already there, is he trying to turn Spurs into Wolves? Spurs are on a different level to Wolves, let’s be honest.
“I admire Coady. I think he is a top class defender but I would prefer Nuno to try and play the Spurs way while bringing in world-class players.”
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