The Lowdown: Spurs miss signing…
The January signing from Juventus, who arrived alongside winger Dejan Kulusevski, has been a mainstay under Antonio Conte when available.
Indeed, Bentancur had started every single Premier League game since his arrival before sustaining a nasty-looking ankle injury mid-way through Tottenham’s disappointing loss to Burnley last week.
The South American subsequently missed Spurs’ 4-0 win away to Leeds and 1-0 FA Cup defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough, with Conte fairly optimistic he can make Everton on Monday.
The Latest: Dinnery hints at big Bentancur boost…
Hinting at a major boost, Dinnery backs that his return is certainly more than likely and may well re-join the group for training this weekend.
“Spurs don’t play until Monday, so that gives them plenty of time to get him up and running,” he explained to FI.
“That would tally up with what we’ve heard from Antonio Conte about Rodrigo Bentancur and that little bit of an ankle problem.
“He may rejoin the group in training over the weekend, which would put him in contention for that Monday game.”
The Verdict: Get him back in…
After midfielder Harry Winks arguably suffered an afternoon to forget against Boro in mid-week, news of Bentancur’s likely return to the fold could be music to the ears of Spurs fans.
The 47-cap Uruguay star has already been praised for some of his performances since arriving in north London and arguably offers a real presence in Conte’s midfield.
Standing at 6 foot 1, Bentancur certainly has the physicality to succeed in Premier League football and his return will inject some strength in front of Spurs’ back four.
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