Player Valuation: £70m
If we play 4 at the back then we need to have 8 defenders in the squad.There are so many more worse problems than the defence that Tomori woud be a low priority for me.We have three decent centre-backs and a promising youngster, Sure we need to upgrade Kenny but that task is number 5 on my yellow stik-it.
2/3 central midfielders and 2 wingers and maybe a new goalie depending on whether the incumbent can be found a new home are essential.
Davies cannot start against Spurs.
In addition, if were aiming for a mid-high line to enable all these new midfielders to play outside of our half then those defenders need to have pace.
Currently we have, Holgate, Digne and Nkounkou (possibly branthwaite) who have above averave mobility.
Thats 3 out of 8 defenders.
So, if we dont improve our defence with more athletic and mobile players our defence will need to sit deep. That means our midfield will also need to sit deep....and then our forwards are also deeper or isolated.
I think that unless we sign a very fast CB or a rapid RB then we'll be mid table again no matter what midfielders we sign.
Unless we go full Mourinho every game.