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Tottenham: Filip Kostic deal still possible after Ivan Perisic signing

Tottenham: Filip Kostic deal still possible after Ivan Perisic signing -Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham Hotspur could still sign Filip Kostic even after wrapping up a deal for Ivan Perisic, The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick reports

The lowdown

After Perisic passed a medical at Hotspur Way, the club confirmed the completion of the transfer this afternoon as the 33-year-old signs on a two-year deal.

Positional peer Kostic, meanwhile, is approaching the final 12 months of his agreement with Eintracht Frankfurt, who were crowned Europa League winners after beating Rangers.

Antonio Conte was able to call upon the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon at left-wing back last season, but it seems they were a temporary solution.

The latest

Kilpatrick points out that Perisic’s ‘versatility‘ means that he may not be confined to a LWB berth in Conte’s system.

And that means Spurs could still sign another player in that position this summer, with Kostic one of the players ‘they also admire‘.

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The verdict

Kostic, a left midfielder by trade, is unsurprisingly very effective when it comes to the attacking side of the position.

Last season, he scored seven goals and topped Frankfurt’s assist rankings with 15 in all competitions, six clear of his nearest challenger Jesper Lindstrom.

Indeed, he set up more goals than anybody else in the Europa League (six), which helped win the competition’s Player of the Season award.

He recorded low volumes of defensive actions, ranking in the bottom 20 percentiles for tackles, interceptions, blocks, clearances and successful aerial duels, but Conte would look to mould that side of his game.

Significantly, Sky Sport Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg says he will be allowed to leave for just €15million (£12.8million), which journalist Brogan Clasper has dubbed ‘an absolute steal‘.

In other news, read this Italian reporter’s big Bastoni claim.


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