According to a report on Skysports.com, Tottenham are expected to complete a Ã‚Â£7 million deal for Vedran Corluka within days after agreeing personal terms with the Manchester City defender.
The Croatia international is set to sign a four-year contract worth around Ã‚Â£27,000-a-week
Spurs seem to have a defensive mini-crisis on the eve of the new season, as coach Juande Ramos is worryingly short of options. Captain Ledley King not expected to start every week, Anthony Garder and Pascal Chimbonda are already gone and Younes Kaboul about to leave. Also missing is right-back Alan Hutton, who has an ankle injury.
Ramos rested Jonathan Woodgate against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday and was forced to field midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Didier Zokora in defence.
The club is reportedly desperate to strengthen the backline before the season starts and see Corluka as someone who can play anywhere along the back four.
The 22 year old, who joined City from Dinamo Zagreb for around Ã‚Â£7m last year, was used mainly as a right-back last season, but can play as a centre-half or defensive midfielder. Also, should he join Spurs, he may settle easily as he would be united with Croatia and former Dinamo team-mate Luka Modric.
[Source: The Daily Mail]
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