Tottenham eye move for Juventus defender Gleison Bremer

Tottenham are keen on signing Juventus centre-back Gleison Bremer, as new manager Ange Postecoglou looks to improve his defensive unit ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

Gleison Bremer

Gleison Bremer, 26, has established himself as a key player for Juventus since joining them from local rivals Torino last summer. The South American made 30 Serie A appearances and even contributed to five goals. Overall, he made 43 appearances and, despite having a contract with the Old Lady until the summer of 2027, the centre-back could be parting ways with the club just a year after arriving given their legal issues.

Juventus have missed out on next term’s Champions League qualification because of a 10-point deduction for illicit transfer activity towards the end of the campaign. Tottenham want to take advantage of the Italian club’s uncertain situation and have reportedly added Bremer to their list of centre-back targets.

Gleison Bremer could be a fine addition for Spurs

Tottenham’s defence was all over the place last season as they leaked 63 goals in 38 Premier League games—the sixth most in the division. None of Eric Dier, Clement Lenglet or Davinson Sanchez’s performances were at the required level, thus, leaving a lot to be desired for Spurs from a defensive point of view.

It looks like Sanchez’s time at Spurs is coming to an end, with the Colombian international linked with a move away this summer, while Lenglet has already returned to Barcelona upon the expiry of his loan agreement. It is evident that the North London club are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with Cristian Romero the only quality defender in the squad right now.

Gleison Bremer would be a quality addition to Spurs’ defensive ranks. The 26-year-old has been a reliable performer in Italy with Torino and Juventus, racking up over 150 Serie A appearances so far. He was a part of the Brazil squad at the 2022 World Cup that suffered a shock elimination at the hands of Croatia in the quarter-finals.

At 26, Bremer appears to be at the ideal stage of his career to make a move to the Premier League and compete with some of the world’s best players. The South American has the mix of technical skills and physical attributes to succeed in the fast-paced nature of Premier League football. He would be an upgrade on both Dier and Sanchez and complement Romero in central defence for Spurs.

Juventus are rumoured to have set a £50 million-price tag on Bremer this summer. However, it remains to be seen whether Spurs can convince the Turin giants to part ways with the defender for a lower fee than £50 million.

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