Tottenham Hotspur may have been boosted in their hunt to sign Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni this summer, according to reliable journalist Alasdair Gold.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye move for Bastoni…
After manager Antonio Conte and club chief Fabio Paratici’s crucial transfer summit in Italy last week, it is reliably believed that the exciting international defender is a top target for the north London club (The Telegraph).
Bastoni, who Conte knows well from his time in charge at the San Siro, could cost Spurs around £50m if they wish to bring him to the Premier League.
As per recent reports, the Lilywhites head coach is making a ‘personal commitment’ to sign the 23-year-old, with Gold now sharing a potentially promising update on their pursuit of the Italy international.
The Latest: Gold makes promising Bastoni claim…
According to the football.london reporter, sharing news on Bastoni’s stance, there are ‘suggestions’ that the 23-year-old is ‘keen on a reunion’ with Conte as he eyes a possible move to Spurs.
Gold also claimed that the north Londoners are ‘set to pursue’ the Italy defender, but the main hurdle will be prising him away from the San Siro, with the Nerazzurri setting a £51m asking price.
The Verdict: Boost for Spurs?
While negotiating with Inter will likely prove a significant obstacle, the news of Bastoni being open to a move will come as a boost for Spurs and Conte.
The ‘defensive genius‘, as hailed by Italian football expert Conor Clancy, is one of the most promising young centre-backs in Europe, and comparisons have already been made with Azzurri figurehead Giorgio Chiellini.
His salary of around £122,000 per week is also attainable from a financial perspective, so personal terms shouldn’t be an issue. Indeed, it seems the only thing standing in Conte’s way is his old club and their valuation of the player.
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