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Tottenham Hotspur: Portuguese source makes major Joao Palhinha transfer claim

Tottenham Hotspur: Portuguese source makes major Joao Palhinha transfer claim -Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias has now shared a major update on Tottenham Hotspur‘s pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Joao Palhinha.

The Lowdown: Tottenham in mix?

The Lilywhites have been linked with a move for the Sporting midfield powerhouse since as far back as last summer with former boss Nuno Espirito Santo allegedly green-lighting a move in 2021.

Since then, reports have suggested that Tottenham remain very interested long into the Antonio Conte era, coming as the Italian eyes a plethora of new additions over a major summer rebuild.

Palhinha is also attracting Premier League interest from the likes of Manchester United and Wolves, but according to a new report, it’s Spurs who are signalling the most intent.

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The Latest: Spurs set for bid…

According to Jornal de Notícias, via Sport Witness, Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici will make a bid for Palhinha ‘within the month’.

The newspaper adds that Conte personally sees Sporting’s star as the ‘ideal element’ to upgrade his Lilywhites midfield.

The Verdict: Perfect man?

Tottenham’s head coach is apparently keen to add two new midfield signings in the next transfer window and we believe Palhinha would be a more-than capable fresh face.

The 6 foot 3 midfield mountain, called a ‘sensational player’ by Islington Gazette reporter Josh Bunting, has also averaged more tackles per 90 in Portugal’s top flight than any Spurs man has in England (WhoScored).

Going by his numbers, Palhinha could add even more steel to the Spurs midfield alongside the likes of Rodrigo Bentancur, Oliver Skipp (when fit) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

As the summer fast approaches, we believe the Lilywhites should make an attempt at the very least.

In other news: Conte green-lights exit for ‘perfect’ Spurs player who ‘100%’ wants to quit! Find out more here.


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