Tottenham make right-back spot a summer signing priority
<div>LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on July 26, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)</div><div><br></div>

Jose Mourinho is very keen to bring in a new right-back at Tottenham Hotspur, as Serge Aurier continues to be linked with a move away from North London.

The Ivory Coast captain has become a mainstay in defence for Spurs this season, and has won the trust of Jose Mourinho.

However, Aurier's defensive abilities have still come into question plenty, and the lack of a deputy right-back has left the Spurs head coach short of options in that area.

With Kyle Walker-Peters impressing at Southampton on loan, and Japhet Tanganga making a solid impression in the right-back spot since his breakthrough into the first team, Spurs may have some more options to consider should Aurier leave.

However, it is likely that Mourinho will be in the market for a  Champions League football standard player.

How likely is a signing?

It was reported earlier on in the Summer that Spurs are unlikely to have much funds to spare on transfers during the transfer window.

However, it is believed that there are several players up for sale in order to raise some funds, like Juan Foyth, Erik Lamela, Luke Amos, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Aurier too.

Furthermore, it has also been reported that Spurs do in fact have some sort of a transfer budget anyway to spend, but that money is likely to be spent on Southampton's midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg.

What right-backs could be available?

Max Aarons has been a long term target for Spurs and the links are now beginning to be thrown around more frequently, with his club Norwich being relegated. 

The 20-year-old is also a transfer target for Bayern Munich, and with Germany becoming a more attractive destination for young players, it might be a difficult task for Spurs to persuade him to join them over Bayern.

Speaking to the Athletic, Aarons reiterated that he is content at Norwich and if a move does not happen, he will return ready to give 100%.

“It’s kind of natural that, as a 20-year-old playing in the Premier League, there will be things out there in the press,” said Aarons.

“I just leave that to the people off the pitch, like Stuart or the club, to deal with.

"I’ve just tried to focus on finishing the season well in myself and now going away, relaxing over the weeks we have off, and then coming in strong for pre-season."

Another right back heavily linked with Spurs is Atalanta defender and Belgium international Timothy Castagne

The 24-year-old has seven caps with his national side and two goals, as well as 70 appearances for Atalanta and five goals.

He is a very attacking wing-back and would be an ideal replacement for Aurier - and possibly slightly cheaper than Aarons.

Spurs fans will be pleased to know that the defender told  La Derniere Heure that he is open to the move too, as well as shooting down Arsenal in the process.

"I think the time has come to move on, but I won't be disappointed if I stay," said Castagne.

"I was especially a fan (of Arsenal) when Thierry Henry played for (Arsenal). Now I'm not so much.

"You have to be honest with yourself. When a team like PSG or Tottenham come knocking on your door, you can't say 'no'."

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