Opinion: Tottenham signing Chelsea outcast would take gloss off good window

Tottenham Hotspur could certainly use a new central defender before the transfer window closes on Monday night – but signing Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger would not be a good move for the club.

The Mirror have suggested Spurs are considering a potential permanent move for the Germany international if their pursuit of primary target Milan Skriniar is not successful.

While Rudiger has plenty of experience, signing a player not wanted by Chelsea is not a good look for Tottenham.

There are plenty of other potential options for Spurs to bolster their defence – and better players available for less money than Chelsea would demand from us.

Any time Rudiger has been playing against Tottenham, I have felt that he has been the weak link in the opposition defence.

He is rash in his decision making, is easily caught out of position and lacks the discipline to improve the Spurs defence.

Here’s hoping that a deal for Skriniar gets over the line in the next few days and Tottenham round off an excellent transfer window with the capture of a top-class new defender.

However, falling back to the reported Plan B and signing Rudiger would take the gloss off the summer’s great work and bring in a player no better than the current options available to Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.