Tottenham Hotspur are apparently in the market for a new defender and one of the players being linked with a move to Spurs is West Ham United star Issa Diop.

Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan of the 23-year-old defender and the Tottenham manager is said to have Diop on his list of targets as he considers his options ahead of the summer.

Whether Spurs will be able to afford Diop could depend on if they are playing European football next season. Provided the current season is able to be completed, Spurs will be hoping to make up a seven-point gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to earn a Champions League place. Those who want to predict which sides will secure a top-four finish could use the melbet app to make their predictions, and some may fancy Spurs’ chances.

If they have the money, Diop could be a very good signing for them, but from a West Ham perspective, it would be a blow to lose the centre-back.

Not many West Ham fans would ever be supporting Spurs to do well in any circumstances, but the fact that European qualification could see Tottenham take Diop means Hammers supporters now have even more reason to root against Mourinho’s men!