Tottenham Hotspur, and by extension sporting director Fabio Paratici, are now targeting a move for Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella as reports emerge from Italy.
The Lowdown: Spurs mean business…
Judging by their impressive summer window so far, Spurs mean business ahead of Antonio Conte’s first full Premier League season in charge of the club.
They finished last season in a coveted Champions League berth, potentially gifting the north Londoners some strong financial leeway to tackle this summer’s transfer window. ENIC granted a £150m equity increase which has subsequently been put to good use with an array of first-team signings as Conte is well and truly backed in the market.
Reports suggest that the club aren’t done there either, with news coming to light on Spurs and their links with Barella.
The Latest: Paratici eyeing Barella swoop…
According to reports, it is believed that Spurs and Paratici now have their eyes on the 39-cap Italy international.
The Verdict: Ambitious…
Given that the 25-year-old is valued at around €90m (£77m), this may be a tricky move for Tottenham to pull off.
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Barella’s marquee price tag appears to be the only obstacle to a move, and Paratici may need to do his fair share of negotiating to find a realistic agreement if Spurs enter official talks for the player.
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