According to a report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Evan N’Dicka of Eintracht Frankfurt as they look to bolster their defence. It was also stated that Antonio Conte feels there is not enough squad depth in Tottenham. Even after signing six new players last summer, it has not been sufficient, so he will be looking to bring in a few more players to increase his options.
N’Dicka’s Run Of Form For Eintracht Frankfurt This Season
The 23-year-old has put in a few dominant displays at the centre of Frankfurt’s backline as he made a brilliant start to this campaign. N’Dicka has not found the back of the net but has picked up one assist over seventeen appearances for the German club this season across various competitions.
The France-born sensation deserves a lot of credit for averaging 5.2 clearances, 0.8 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in the Bundesliga. He has been tidy when distributing possession from the back after completing 88.3% of his attempted passes in the German first division (stats via whoscored).
Should Conte Bring Him To Tottenham Hotspur?
N’Dicka can use his strong 1.92m frame to dominate the opposition in the air and can get stuck in with a few hardbound tackles on the defensive end of the field. He has the ability to sense danger quickly and often clears out his lines to remove threats inside his half. He doesn’t mind putting his foot through the ball when needed and excels at playing his way out from the back. However, it remains to be seen whether the Frankfurt defensive ace is good enough to cope with the high intensity of Premier League football if Conte decides to bring him in.
We can expect N’Dicka to bring more bite and steel to Antonio Conte’s defence at North London and could help the Lilywhites challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League over the next few seasons.
At 23, N’Dicka is playing at a high level, so Conte should fancy his chances of getting the best out of the French defender if he decides to join Spurs in January. His physical prowess and defensive skillset make him a good option for Tottenham to consider with Clement Lenglet only barely meeting the standards. Thus, Conte would be wise to engineer a move to get him on board during the winter transfer window.