According to reliable journalist Pete O’Rourke, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte ‘might be looking’ at signing another central midfielder during the upcoming transfer window.
The Lowdown: Conte making his mark at Spurs
The Italian has already started to put his stamp on the first team at Spurs following the January arrivals of both Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, but with a place in the top four currently hanging in the balance, there’s no doubt that the 52-year-old will be keen to bolster his ranks even further in the summer.
Whilst Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg continues to be linked with a move away from N17, not to mention the long-term injury to Oliver Skipp, it wouldn’t come as any surprise to see Conte targeting new options in the middle of the park.
The Latest: O’Rourke expects midfield signings
With those situations in mind, O’Rourke expects Tottenham to make central midfield a priority position when it comes to summer transfer activity.
He told GiveMeSport: “I think midfield is going to be a key position for Tottenham this summer if they’re looking to improve the team. Antonio Conte might be looking for somebody to go in there beside Bentancur and establish a relationship in that midfield.”
The Verdict: New additions on the horizon
If recent transfer rumours are anything to go by, new midfield signings definitely appear to be on the agenda for the Tottenham hierarchy, backing up O’Rourke’s prediction.
The Lilywhites have been heavily linked with midfielders of various descriptions of late, including Leeds destroyer Kalvin Phillips and Leicester City’s creative maestro Youri Tielemans, after it was recently revealed that the Belgian looks set to depart the King Power Stadium at the end of the season.
Another name which could be added to that list is West Ham’s Tomas Soucek, after it was claimed that his contract talks with David Moyes have broken down, and the 27-year-old would only have to make the short journey to N17 if he sees Spurs as a potential suitor away from the London Stadium.
With Conte said to be looking at bringing in six new signings ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, two of those being midfielders, it’ll be interesting to see whether any fellow top-flight stars make the move to Tottenham to partner Bentancur and be part of the manager’s new squad rebuild.
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