Tottenham looking to scupper Arsenal’s plans for Premier League defender

Tottenham wants to sign Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and it could spoil Arsenal’s plans for the England Under 21 star.

Lamptey has emerged as one of the leading right-backs in England in recent seasons and he has caught the attention of several top teams.

Arsenal plans to bring him to the Emirates as the replacement for Hector Bellerin.

Bellerin has been tipped to leave the Gunners after a decade of service having joined them from Barcelona as a 16-year-old in 2011.

The Gunners will add new players to their squad and Lamptey could be a better player than their current options at right-back.

The Daily Mail says Spurs also want to sign him and they already have a source of money to spend on his signature.

The Lilywhites will sell Serge Aurier this summer as the Ivorian continues to underperform.

He is set for a return to PSG where he would be reunited with Mauricio Pochettino.

If they manage to offload him, they will use the money from his transfer to land Lamptey.

Brighton knows they have one of the best full-backs in the country on their hands and they have tied him down to a contract until 2025.

This gives them the chance to demand a huge transfer fee for his sale.

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11 Comments

  1. SueP says:

    I do have a spot of sympathy for Brighton
    The way things are going they won’t be able to put out a first X1

    1. ozziegunner says:

      SueP, the thing with Brighton is that they have had the scouts to find these players in the first place, then the ability to develop them and sell them on at a profit. They will now spend the transfer fees earnt well and just “rinse and repeat.”
      The unfortunate thing for B&HA is they aren’t able to keep their best players and work their way up the table. For them continuing survival in the Premier League is everything. Other clubs have spent more than they have and we know where they are now.

  2. Grandad says:

    Lamptey is basically a right winger who has fitted in well at RWB in the Brighton back three system.Defensively he is very vulnerable and I do not believe he would be effective as a conventional RB in a flat back four where his lack of height (5ft5″) would lead opponents to target him in the air on numerous occasions.In any event I am pretty sure that the suggestion that he is a target for Arsenal is nonsense.

    1. Raghav says:

      Maybe if Arteta plans on playing 3 at the back, lamptey would make sense. Ben white too starts to make sense in that case.

  3. Sue says:

    OT.. We’ll kick the season off on Friday 13 August – what could possibly go wrong? 😄

    Top of the Spuds list – a manager!!

  4. Dan kit says:

    No thanks if true
    RB is again not a priority.

    1. Raghav says:

      Not so sure about that. Neither of bellerin, Chambers or Cedric are good enough to be first choice. While I agree that sorting the centre of the pitch is of paramount importance. Getting a quality right back shouldn’t be far behind.

  5. Reggie says:

    Why dont we just swap all our players with Brighton, then we wont have to spend a penny! 🤑 Surely if all these players were that good they would have finished above them. Bissouma ONLY for me, he stuck out like a sore thumb.

    1. SueP says:

      You hit the nail on the head Reggie

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Reggie, certainly did SueP!

  6. ozziegunner says:

    May be if B&HA sell Lamptey, they might approach Arsenal to buy Joel Lopez, from the U23’s? He is a promising LB, Arsenal could give an opportunity to as a back up for Kieran Tierney. Then there are four promising RB’s from 18 to 22 years of age in Arsenal U23’s, who Arsenal appear to have no faith in. Brighton may give one of them the opportunity.

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