Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte is personally ‘pushing’ to seal a ‘big signing’ for the club, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs show ambition…
Perhaps Spurs’ busiest transfer window in years has gotten off to a fine start with the confirmed signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and now Richarlison.
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The quartet of arrivals signals a change in attitude at Hotspur Way as ENIC, chairman Daniel Levy and sporting director Fabio Paratici seek to back Conte whilst appeasing the Italian’s demands.
Ahead of the ex-Chelsea manager’s first full Premier League season in charge of the Lilywhites, supporters have much reason to be excited ahead of what will be a very interesting campaign.
Indeed, qualification for the Champions League has gifted the club a huge lift and helped them to financially compete in the summer market.
The Latest: Conte ‘pushing’ for another Spurs transfer…
As per reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano, Conte is personally ‘pushing’ to seal another Spurs signing.
The reporter claims Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet is edging nearer a move with the ‘final details’ being polished.
Lenglet, as explained, is also ‘happy to join’, he stated:
“Tottenham have now reached full agreement with Clément Lenglet on personal terms. He’s happy to join Spurs with Antonio Conte pushing to have him.
“Tottenham and Barcelona are still in direct contact to resolve final details of the loan deal, then… here we go, soon.”
The Verdict: ‘Big signing’?
Former top flight keeper Paddy Kenny, speaking to Football Insider on the 27-year-old, claims Lenglet’s likely addition is a ‘real statement from Tottenham’ and a ‘big signing’.
Despite the Frenchman’s lack of starts for Barca last season, you can see why Kenny has this theory given Lenglet’s real experience at the top level – having amassed 314 appearances across three clubs whilst lifting a Spanish title in that time (Transfermarkt).
Also racking up international caps in a competitive France squad, Lenglet’s composure and assurance is perhaps best exemplified by his impressive 91% pass accuracy out from the back over 21/22 (WhoScored).
This is a higher number than any Tottenham regular managed last campaign, and the fact they’re getting him on loan means this transfer is very low risk financially.
Lenglet’s highest ever market value of £54 million hints there is a player of real quality there and it’s certainly possible he could become a real asset for Conte.
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