Tottenham Hotspur is observing the Kurt Zouma transfer saga. The club is keen on signing another centre back to the club after signing Cristian Romero this window. Kurt Zouma has been linked to multiple clubs in Europe but the player wishes to play in London. Chelsea is looking to sell the player if he doesn’t wish to extend his contract. If done so they Could be looking at the likes of Jules Kounde to the club.
In the past, it had been reported that West Ham was linked to the French centre back. The London based club had looked to sign the player for a fee of around £20m but Chelsea had placed an asking price of £25m. Kurt Zouma had joined Chelsea in 2015 from Saint Etienne for a fee of £13.14m. At that time it was believed that the player had immense potential with his talent to be one of the best. During their 6 years at the club, the player has been on loans to Saint Etienne, Stoke City and Everton. According to TransferMarkt, the player is valued at £28.80m.
Last season the player was a focal part of the Chelsea backline. He had played 24 games in the league and scored an impressive 5 goals. While having a passing accuracy of 91%, the player made 1.2 interceptions per 90. In the first game of the season, Kurt Zouma was on the Chelsea bench and didn’t feature in the match. In the eyes, many feel this could be a hint of the player to be leaving the club. During the UEFA Super Cup match against Villareal, Kurt Zouma started the game as the middle centre back. During the match, the player had a 100% pass accuracy as well as made 5 clearances.
Why Should Tottenham Make Signing Kurt Zouma A Higher Priority?
Current in the Tottenham squad, there are 4 players whose preferred formation is the Centre Back. If any player out of the three gets an injury it would immediately cause a crisis call within the team. Last season Tottenham were scored 45 times. With the club being hesitant to offload Harry Kane this window. There could be a chance the club won’t score as many goals as last season. With the club hoping to finish in the top 6 spots on the table, they will need to make certain additions within the club. Kurt Zouma has won more trophies than most players in the Tottenham squad. This shows his tittle winning mentality which is needed to help the current team reach their goal.
With the signing of the new manager, the club might have lowered its desired expectations within the club hierarchy. The club would be trying its best to play in the higher tournaments in Europe. This season would be a must-watch for Tottenham if Harry Kane leaves the club and how the club will make the transition without the player.