Tottenham: Spurs ‘could move’ for Rui Pedro Braz
Tottenham ‘could move’ for Benfica chief Rui Pedro Braz if sporting director Fabio Paratici is handed a worldwide ban, according to reporter James Nursey.
The Lowdown: Paratici sentenced…
Spurs chief Paratici was recently hit with a 30-month ban from Italian football for his alleged role in Juventus’ apparent false accounting and financial irregularities.
The Lilywhites transfer man could also be slapped with a worldwide ban depending on developments, meaning he would no longer be able to serve as Tottenham’s managing director.
Antonio Conte‘s side, in that scenario, would need a new recruitment chief to head N17 operations off-the-field.
The Latest: Spurs ‘could move’ for Pedro Braz…
According to Nursey, writing for The Daily Mirror, it is believed Spurs ‘could move’ for Benfica talent spotter Pedro Braz if Paratici’s worldwide ban comes to fruition.
The 44-year-old has amassed quite the reputation in Portugal for head-hunting football’s most promising gems, ultimately attracting interest from north London.
The Verdict: Right man?
If Paratici can no longer fulfil his Premier League duties at Tottenham, there are few better than Pedro Braz to step into the Italian’s important role.
The Benfica official has helped make his club one of the world’s leading teams for spotting and recruiting talent – even leading to Chelsea’s courtship before the west Londoners appointed Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley as their new directors.
Financially, Pedro Braz has contributed towards some real gains in profit at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica – most recently playing a part in selling Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea for a British record £106 million.
He has also possesses a masters degree in communication and leadership with it being crystal clear he would be qualified to succeed Paratici.
Indeed, Pedro Braz would certainly come as a promising appointment.