Atlético Madrid defender Mario Hermoso is being looked at by Tottenham Hotspur as a potential target this summer.

That’s according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, who took to Twitter to provide a short update on this case.

Aouna claims Spurs are ‘looking to strengthen’ their defence next season and are studying various profiles that can suit them.

Among them is the La Liga winners’ centre-back and the journalist adds the 26-year-old’s profile is ‘very popular’ with the leaders of the north London club. That’s about the only information mentioned by Aouna on this case.

The Spain international arrived at Wanda Metropolitano from Espanyol in 2019 and after making 17 league appearances in his debut season, he went on to make 30 starts in La Liga last campaign.

Hermoso has three more left on his contract and after managing to cement his place under Diego Simeone’s orders last season, it’s not clear whether the player would consider leaving Atlético this summer, if Tottenham come calling.

Maybe it’s all a play for an early renewal.