Napoli's Elseid Hysaj considered as Tottenham assess right-back options after Juan Foyth injury
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 05/08/19 1:36pm
Tottenham are considering Napoli's Elseid Hysaj as they explore potential new right-back options following an injury to Juan Foyth, Sky Sports News understands.
Foyth is expected to be out for "many weeks" according to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, having emerged as a leading right-back candidate for their new season.
Tottenham have been open to entering the market for a new right-sided full-back this summer, having made Kieran Trippier available and then selling him to Atletico Madrid last month for around £21.7m.
Since joining from Empoli in summer 2015, 25-year-old Hysaj has made over 130 Serie A appearances for Napoli, and has been capped 46 times by Albania.
Sky Sports News reported earlier this summer that Marseille's Japan international Hiroki Sakai is another one they like - but they have concerns about his age at 29.
Pochettino played youngster Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back as Spurs drew 1-1 and then lost on penalties to Inter Milan in their final pre-season game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.
Serge Aurier was not available despite returning to first-team training at Hotspur Way last week, following a minor injury he picked up during the Africa Cup of Nations.
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