By Paul Robinson

2nd Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Tottenham backed to sign centre-half 'much better' than Coady after Romano update - Robinson

Paul Robinson has claimed Sevilla defender Jules Kounde would be a “much better option” for Tottenham than Conor Coady.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one heaped praise on the “world-class” Kounde, 22, amid reported interest from Spurs in his signature.

According to Fabrizio Romano (30th June), Tottenham are in talks with the France international’s agents regarding a possible move to north London.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are in the market for centre-halves this summer with two likely to arrive before the transfer window shuts.

As revealed by Football Insider on July 1st, Nuno wants Wolves defender Conor Coady to join him at Spurs but strong competition is expected from Everton for his signature.

Robinson claimed the signing of Kounde would fill him with “optimism and anticipation” heading into the 2021-22 campaign.

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“Kounde would be a much better option than Conor Coady,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“He is the world-class centre-half that Spurs so desperately need.

“To be honest, I think Spurs need two or three centre-halves because they are nowhere near good enough in that area right now.

“A player the calibre of Kounde, a top-class international centre-half, would be a very welcome addition indeed. That would be a signing that would fill me with optimism and anticipation for the new season.

There is a lot of questions and a lot of uncertainty at Spurs going into next season but Kounde is a signing who would excite fans.”

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