According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus chief football officer Fabio Paratici travelled to London for his yearly meeting with Premier League clubs to discuss potential transfer business – with many of the Turin club’s assets up for sale as the Serie A champions plan a summer overhaul.
The Italian news outlet claimed that Paratici met with officials from a number of English top-flight teams, including Tottenham Hotspur, to outline who could be made available for purchase in the summer transfer window, with Juventus reportedly willing to offload certain surplus-to-requirements players.
Gazzetta stated that Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro are up for grabs from Juventus, but perhaps the most noteworthy potential signing of all is former Mauricio Pochettino target Federico Bernardeschi.
Should Spurs go for Bernardeschi after Juventus meeting?
No, so overrated
Targeted as far back as 2017, the ex-Spurs manager was allegedly an admirer of the winger, but ultimately chairman Daniel Levy and co never managed to land his signature.
However, after this meeting, Tottenham appear to have a shot of reigniting their interest after being offered the chance to take Bernardeschi off Juve’s hands.
Valued at £40m three years ago when Spurs first displayed an interest (Evening Standard), his price tag has now decreased to £25.2m (as per Transfermarkt), something that could potentially entice Levy into reconsidering a deal.
Bernardeschi, while somewhat inconsistent over 2019/20, has still displayed his attacking brilliance in flashes and, at 26 years of age, could be a viable alternative to Lucas Moura on the right flank.
Whether or not Tottenham end up discussing a transfer with Juve remains to be seen, but if Levy does eye a move, Spurs supporters will likely be hoping the Italian can display his ‘quality‘ in north London.
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