According to report from The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are both in the race to sign Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand who is believe to quit the club come end this summer.
The British tabloid claimed that the defender is ready to seek a greener pasture by facing the exit door at Southampton after spending four years at St. Mary’s.
The report also claim that a reported £25million price-tag is placed on him whilst the likes of Newcastle United and Manchester United are also keen on signing the pacey defender.
Bertrand’s desire to exit Southamton doesn’t come as a result of the club getting relegated, with the Saints currently in the relegation zone with six games remaining in their season. The defender was part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League back in 2012.
The report adds that Tottenham are considering the Saints defender as a potential replacement for Danny Rose, who is said to be a summer target for Manchester United. Nevertheless, he won’t be a solid addition for Spurs as they already have a left-back in person Ben Davies.
Leaving Southamton for Tottenham might see him ending up challenging for a starting role as he doens’t look likely to sit out the Welshman as a starter.
He would therefore be a good back-up to have, but it is yet to be seen whether that is something Bertrand would accept.
It looks as though Spurs will only pounce if Rose leaves, which in itself is looking more unlikely than it did previously.
Rose’s injury problems this season seem to have meant that interest in him has cooled, although a move is still on the cards.