Tottenham Hotspur are plotting a swap move for midfielder Leandro Paredes and it’s a deal that could ‘tease’ Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs keep pushing…
The north Londoners are continuing their push for more summer signings after sealing six major incomings already this campaign.
Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence have come through the door at N17 with reports suggesting that Udinese left-wing-back Destiny Udogie could soon follow them.
This comes amid Spurs’ apparent eagerness to offload certain players who have been deemed surplus-to-requirements like Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks.
Although Tottenham have failed to make any progress in that regard, it is now claimed by a source in Italy that they could propose a swap deal to bring Paredes to the Premier League.
The Latest: Lilywhites plot Paredes swap deal…
Indeed, according to calciomercatoweb.it, Conte and Paratici have hatched a plan for the Argentine.
They claim Tottenham ‘could try’ to sign Parades from PSG this summer and even propose a swap deal involving defender Japhet Tanganga.
The outlet go on to state that this potential proposal could ‘tease’ the Ligue 1 giants given their need for a new central defensive option.
The Verdict: Make an attempt?
Paredes, over his 15 Ligue 1 appearances last season, proved himself a tidy player and one who could add a degree of composure and silkiness to Conte’s midfield.
Compared to Tottenham’s squad, the 28-year-old averaged a higher pass accuracy (95%) domestically than any Lilywhites regular – potentially backing former midfielder Fabrice Pancrate’s verdict that he can be ‘beautiful to watch’.
Pancrate also praised the South American’s ‘perfect‘ tempo in midfield, and if PSG were to be enticed by the prospect of a Tanganga exchange, Spurs could be getting another solid option.
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