By Danny Mills

3rd Jul, 2021 | 10:00pm

Tottenham backed to complete Coady signing after transfer update - pundit

Conor Coady would be an “ideal” signing for Tottenham, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender insisted the Wolves captain would be perfect if Nuno Espirito Santo implemented a back five system at Spurs.

Football Insider learned on 1 July Tottenham are preparing to enter a bidding war with Everton for Coady.

Nuno discussed the England international in talks over transfer targets before he was formally appointed.

The Portuegese was named as Jose Mourinho’s successor last week (30 June).

The 47-year-old left Wolves at the end of last season and Coady was a key player in his four-year reign.

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Coady missed just one Premier League game of Nuno’s tenure.

Asked whether he was capable of making the step up to Spurs, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Definitely.

“I’ve said that, if they’re going to go back to a back three or back five, [Matt] Doherty fits in at wing-back and Coady would be ideal.

“He’s a good Premier League player now, he’s got good experience, he’s a good leader and he can organise the players around him.

“Tottenham’s transfer business, if there is any, is going to be really interesting to see what they can do, what they can achieve.”

Coady has now played 113 Premier League games for Wolves and he also made one top-flight appearance for Liverpool.

He is currently with the England squad for the European Championships but is yet to add to his five caps during the tournament.

In other news, Tottenham have been backed to sign a “different level” Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg upgrade as move reportedly made.