Tottenham considering Marseille right-back Hiroki Sakai

HIroki Sakai

Tottenham are keen on Marseille right-back Hiroki Sakai, Sky Sports News understands.

However, Spurs have concerns about signing a player that is 29 years old.

The Japan international fits the right-back profile that manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking for, but the club are targeting younger players this summer, preferably under the age of 23.

Hiroki Sakai
Image: Hiroki Sakai played for Japan in all their 2018 World Cup matches

Pochettino wants to improve both full-back positions, and the club will listen to offers for both right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.

Should Spurs miss out on their ideal replacements, Sakai may become a more serious target towards the end of the window.

The former Hannover 96 man has played 56 times for his country and been to two World Cups.

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He has made 122 appearances since joining Marseille in 2016, including five assists in 32 appearances in all competitions last season.

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