Fabio Paratici’s next task at Tottenham Hotspur will be to offload some of the club’s unwanted players, according to Football London journalist Alasdair Gold.
Tottenham confirmed Paratici’s appointment as the club’s managing director of football on Saturday.
The former Juventus executive doesn’t officially start in his new role until 1st July, but he has already identified Paulo Fonseca as his preferred managerial candidate.
And Spurs are now closing in on the appointment of the former Roma boss, which could be announced this week.
Gold reports that, with the managerial appointment all but finalised, Paratici’s attentions will now turn to sales.
Spurs are said to be in need of funds to ‘revamp’ their squad after losing £200million in revenue as a consequence of the pandemic.
He adds that a number of players’ agents have already been told to seek out new clubs for their clients.
Paratici will be working with technical director Steve Hitchen on player recruitment, and the pair are ‘believed to be friends’.
He’s expected to take advantage of Hitchen’s ‘knowledge of the English game’ and Spurs’ current group of players.
Spurs’ apparent sell-to-buy plan looks to be off to a strong start, with Serge Aurier reportedly set to join PSG for a healthy €20million. They’ve arguably got the better end of that deal.
If they’re serious about this ‘revamp’, they should now look to the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela as potential sources of funds.
They’ll want to wrap up these deals swiftly so Fonseca isn’t left waiting on the green light to move for his own targets.
In other news, could this be a possible Serge Aurier replacement?
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