He claimed that if Newcastle were in trouble by the time the winter transfer window comes around, the 25-year-old centre-back would be someone on his list.
“An experienced defender who can play out from the back: Jamaal Lascelles if Newcastle are heading down? Tyrone Mings if Villa are? There must be good CBs in foreign leagues I don’t know much about,” Pitt-Brooke said.
Tottenham can sign better centre-backs than Lascelles but there is no denying that he is a player who Mauricio Pochettino could realistically sign in the January transfer window. Lascelles does tick quite a few boxes. He is a good player for a team that could get relegated this season, he is only 25-years-old, he has three years’ worth of captaincy experience and is English. Tottenham could do with adding home-grown players to their squad and if Lascelles is eager to move away from St James’ Park in January – no one can blame him if he did – then it would not be a shock to see Spurs linked with a move for the former Nottingham Forest man. He would not be first-choice in North London unless one of Toby Alderweireld or Jan Vertonghen left but would still be a good player to add some strength in depth to Pochettino’s centre-back options.