The Lowdown: Conte wants new defender…
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has reportedly prioritised the signing of a central defender this summer ahead of his first full Premier League season in charge of the Lilywhites.
Transfer chief Fabio Paratici has allegedly shortlisted numerous candidates to potentially come in at Hotspur Way, including Alessandro Bastoni, Marc Guehi, Stefan De Vrij, Clement Lenglet, Josko Gvardiol, Pau Torres and Bremer (GiveMeSport).
As per Tuttosport (via Milan News), there has now been a potentially significant development in the latter’s case.
The Latest: Spurs chiefs schedule talks…
According to their information, Tottenham are ‘serious’ about signing the Torino star, and their sporting director Davide Vagnati will fly to London in the ‘next few days’.
Indeed, Vagnati is apparently set to ‘meet’ with the Spurs hierarchy in the capital as the Lilywhites, and by extension Conte, eye a move for Bremer.
The Verdict: Promising…
As Paratici continues to adopt his scattergun approach to Tottenham transfers, this update comes as a potentially significant one, and it will be interesting to see the outcome of these talks.
The Brazilian defender may well be a credible option to bolster Conte’s backline, with members of the media having called Bremer an ’emerging superstar’ (Rajath Kumar, Serie A expert and former Forza Italian Football writer, via Twitter).
Should Tottenham sign Bremer?
Kumar’s opinion is certainly backed by statistics, with Bremer standing out as a colossal presence for Torino over 2021/22. He averaged their highest number of interceptions and clearances per game domestically whilst also finishing the season as their best-performing regular by average match rating (WhoScored).
Indeed, as Spurs continue their defensive hunt, Bremer has proved that the ability is certainly there to challenge for a place under Conte.
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