Tottenham eye move for international defender with Champions League experience - report
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham are eyeing a move for PSV right-back Santiago Arias as they search for a replacement for Kyle Walker, according to a report.
ESPN have claimed on their website that the 25-year-old is being considered by the north London club after catching the eye for both club and country.
The fleet-footed full-back has been capped 31 times at international level by Colombia alongside playing 140 times in total for PSV since making the switch from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2013.
He also boasts plenty of experience of playing in the Champions League and in the last two campaigns he has made 10 appearances in Europe’s elite competition for PSV.
Tottenham, meanwhile saw youngster Kyle Walker-Peters star in last Sunday’s opening day Premier League victory over Newcastle.
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However, they may now be seeking someone with more experience to replace former star Walker with Kieran Trippier also injured.
Football Insider verdict:
Arias is a very talented played in the Dutch leagues and has shown that he loves to bomb forward with the ball at his feet, much like Walker did. However, as Tottenham experienced with Vincent Janssen last summer it is often a massive step up to the Premier League from the Eredivisie. That means Spurs should certainly not pay anywhere close to what they received for Walker for Arias. However, with Trippier also in the team, who showed he is very dependable when called up last season the north London club can afford to take a risk.
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