Tottenham were told that Jerome Boateng would be a good short-term fix to address their defensive weaknesses.
Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United brought up an unwelcome statistic for them as they dropped even more points from a winning position.
Spurs have lost 18 points after winning Premier League positions this season. Only Brighton (20) fell more in the top flight this quarter.
This is the most points a Jose Mourinho side have lost from winning positions in a single Premier League campaign, which you wouldn’t normally associate with a Portuguese-led side.
These issues have led to suggestions that Spurs need to recruit in defense and Sky in Germany reports that they are in talks for veteran defender Boateng.
The 32-year-old, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, will be available on a free transfer this summer with his ten-year stay at Bayern Munich coming to an end.
European football expert Kevin Hatchard has highlighted just how important Boateng has played in Bayern’s season, starting 23 of their 28 Bundesliga appearances.
Hatchard also believes Boateng would be the right defender for Spurs, who appear vulnerable in defense.
“He’s back this season,” Hatchard told talkSPORT.
“Hansi Flick is a big supporter of Boateng, he played it in the vast majority of matches and he wanted to keep it.
“But the club have deliberately released the news that they are not going to be given a new contract and that they will be leaving this summer.
“I think he would be a good option in the short term for Spurs.
“If he shows the form he’s shown this season, he might do well. And he’s free.