By Derek Smithson
Tottenham scouts watched Germany international Matthias Ginter play against Denmark on Tuesday, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim that Spurs representatives watched the Borussia Dortmund defender in action as he completed 66 minutes in the international friendly.
It is understood that the north London club are eyeing the centre-back as he could be open to a move away from the Bundesliga.
The report details that Ginter is valued at around £17.5million and earns just under £30,000-a-week, something that Spurs would be able to match.
Mauricio Pochettno’s side are eyeing the German as the manager looks to bolster his defensive options.
Ginter is an experienced defender that won the World Cup in 2014 and been a regular in the Dortmund side.
The 23-year-old made 42 appearances last season across all competitions and helped his side reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs already have the best defence in the Premier League and it will be difficult to improve that. However, they will be significantly weakened if Kyle Walker completes a move to Manchester City and Pochettino will need a stronger squad to achieve the club’s European ambitions. Ginter is a player that would certainly help them in the Champions League due to his experience and could be a smart addition for Spurs. The versatile defender can play at either centre-back or full-back, something that lends itself well to Pochettino’s system. His £17.5million price tag may appear quite steep, but Spurs would be buying a player that at 23 will only improve and would arrive with a good amount of pedigree.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have prioritised the signing of an Ajax defender.