Tottenham to patch up their central defense?

Tottenham to patch up their central defense?

Bournemouth central defender Ilya Zabarnyi has entered Tottenham's sphere of interest! It should be noted that in the current campaign, the Ukrainian has become a key performer for the Cherries and is helping them stay afloat at the bottom of the standings.

Ilya Zabarnyi is only 21 years old, but it feels like he has been in football for a very long time. And this is true, since the defender’s talent was revealed early in Dynamo Kyiv. At the age of 17, Ilya became a concrete football player, tried his hand in the Champions League, and in 2020 he took to the field for the national team for the first time, for which he has already played 34 matches!

For a long time, Zabarnyi remained in the structure of Dynamo Kyiv, despite the genuine interest in his person in the top leagues. As a result, Ilya chose Bournemouth and moved there for 23 million euros. The centerback took a big risk, because the Cherries had a real chance of dropping into the Championship. However, everything ended well for them, and under the leadership of Andoni Iraola, the 21-year-old Ukrainian turned into a real pillar of defense.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Zabarnyi has outgrown Bournemouth’s level, since the modest club is unlikely to finish above the middle of the standings. Tottenham is a different matter. Yes, in the current campaign, Spurs were left without European Cups, but their financial and squad potential is much higher, and such a team always needs reinforcement. By the way, the Londoners were watching Zabarnyi even when he was defending Dynamo colors.

We are sure that the Ukrainian center back will calmly change his club registration if Bournemouth suddenly receive a worthy offer from Tottenham. He will move to the capital of England to a very talented coach who preaches bold football. Defense is precisely the weak link of the Spurs, and if this problem is solved, then Postecoglou’s gang is quite capable of solving problems at the level of finishing in the top four.

It is unlikely that Bournemouth will let go their defensive pillar for less than 25 million euros, but this is not money at all for Tottenham. Another thing is important - with incredible hard work and luck, you can already rock in the strongest league in the world at the age of 21. Ilya Zabarnyi desperately grabbed his chance and will not miss it.