Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is personally ‘fixed’ on signing Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni, according to reports from Italy.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing new defender?
Conte will not be happy with that defensive record and it certainly is not a good portent if they wish to seal Champions League qualification for a second successive season. As such, reports have suggested that the north Londoners could look to solve this problem by bringing in a world-class central defensive option.
The Latest: Conte ‘fixed’ on signing Bastoni…
A fresh report from Italy has provided the latest on Spurs and their chances of signing the latter.
The Italy centre-back, who is rumoured to likely cost around €55m (£48m), is a serious target for Conte, who apparently has Bastoni ‘fixed’ in his mind.
This information comes from Inter Live, who add that the 23-year-old is ‘more than an idea’ at Tottenham and that he is ‘urgently needed’ at the club.
The Verdict: Difficult…
Bastoni’s signing would perhaps be the most difficult to pull off mid-season, given that he apparently wants to remain at the San Siro.
However, if Spurs were to pull off this unlikely transfer coup, there is little dispute that he would strengthen their defensive options to no end.
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