As per Calciomercato, a Tottenham Hotspur transfer update has emerged as club chief Fabio Paratici makes a personal call involving Torino’s Gleison Bremer.
The Lowdown: Paratici and Conte team up…
The Italian transfer director, as well as new Spurs manager Antonio Conte, have been tipped to work together in their search for more Tottenham talent.
Many players from Serie A have apparently attracted both Conte and Paratici’s admiration, with the likes of Weston McKennie, Dejan Kulusevski and Dusan Vlahovic just a few names on their radar. Defensive stars are also on the agenda, with links to Bremer having emerged in recent weeks.
Paratici has apparently refused to rule out the possibility of signing the Brazilian gem in a teasing Tottenham transfer hint to his Italian ‘confidantes’ (Tuttosport via Sport Witness) as yet another update emerges on their interest.
The Latest: Spurs set sights on Bremer…
As per Calciomercato, Tottenham and Paratici have the ‘clear intention’ of bringing Bremer to the Premier League as he becomes a hot property in Serie A.
The high-flying centre-back, one of the best-performing defenders in Italy’s top flight, is also attracting interest from Napoli and Inter Milan, with the latter already contacting Bremer’s entourage.
Torino president Urbano Cairo values the 24-year-old at €25m (£21.3m), and we believe that could be a real bargain.
The Verdict: Paratici, get it done…
A very serious injury to star summer signing Cristian Romero could be a wake-up call for Spurs that they need more defensive options, and for just £21.3m, Bremer would come as a very astute purchase.
Currently in great form, Torino’s star defender has averaged a tenacious 2.1 tackles per 90 over his Serie A appearances so far this season – more than any Spurs centre-back has in the Premier League bar Emerson Royal and Romero (WhoScored). Bremer also reigns superior over every single one of Conte’s players in terms of interceptions, making a head-turning 3.9 per game in highlighting his defensive prowess (WhoScored).
At 24, the player also has many years at the top level feasibly ahead of him and would come with the promise of sell-on value.
Bremer certainly comes as one of Paratici’s more underrated defensive targets and a wonderful alternative to the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij.
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