Tottenham Hotspur and by extension their sporting director Fabio Paratici are readying an offer to sign one ‘massive’ player for manager Antonio Conte, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs summer in full swing…
Spurs are reportedly eyeing a right-wing-back, central defender and new forward after completing a plethora of deals already this summer.
Paratici has been working behind-the-scenes as the Lilywhites are tasked with appeasing Conte and realising the Italian’s ambition ahead of his first full Premier League season in charge.
Already, the Lilywhites have confirmed a trio of signings in Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma and more could be set to come in.
The Latest: Paratici readying bid for ‘massive’ player…
According to reporter and Sport Italia TV journalist Gianluigi Longari, it appears Paratici is now readying a bid for another potential incoming at Hotspur Way.
Indeed, as per his information, Tottenham are willing to submit an offer for Leeds United star Raphinha.
He explained (via Twitter):
“Also #Tottenham want #LUFC winger and ready to submit an offer (50M+10M ).
The Verdict: Get it done…
The 25-year-old stands out as a real star target for Spurs, and while they may struggle to get a deal done given all the competition, we believe Paratici’s efforts will be justified.
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As per WhoScored, Raphinha finished 21/22 as Leeds’ best performing-player by average match rating and scored their most goals – all while racking up the highest rate of shots at goal, key passes made and completed dribbles per 90.
Taking all of this into account, it’s hardly a surprise his manager Jesse Marsch branded the Brazil international a ‘massive’ player, while ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has also called him ‘phenomenal’.
Indeed, he may well be worth the investment.