Tottenham have been urged to sign Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk in the January transfer window as the defender establishes himself as the “best in the Championship”.

That’s according to journalist Süleyman Öztürk, who has been praising the Leeds man for his performances at the beginning of this season.

Struijk has been a key player for Leeds again this season, establishing himself as the defensive leader in Daniel Farke’s side as they look to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

He was again in impressive form as he helped to keep out Championship leaders Leicester City in a useful 1-0 win for his side.

That clash saw him keep Jamie Vardy quiet throughout, and Öztürk was one of those watching who was left extremely impressed, even believing that Tottenham should be making a move for the Leeds man as soon as possible.

They could be left short in defence after Micky van de Ven was taken off in the loss to Chelsea on Monday and Öztürk believes the Leeds star would be an ideal alternative.

“He was very strong throughout the match, but also really decisive. I also thought it was very good in the build-up from behind,” he said.

“He is a complete and mature defender. Now that Micky van de Ven has been injured, I would like to give Ange Postecoglou some advice: Struijk can easily join the defence of Tottenham Hotspur.

“That boy really plays at too low a level. I can well imagine that a big club will come for him in January. He really is the best defender in the Championship at the moment.

“I think he will make that step, because getting into the Dutch selection from the second level is difficult. I really think he’s great.”