Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport have now shared a major Tottenham Hotspur transfer update involving Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye move…
As backed by The Athletic, Inter’s colossal centre-half is firmly on the radar of Spurs as manager Antonio Conte aims to upgrade his defensive options for 2022/2023.
The Premier League top-four chasers have apparently earmarked the signing of a centre-back signing as one of their priorities ahead of the looming summer window, drawing up a list of targets with Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig at the ‘top’ of it.
Sporting director Fabio Paratici will face a difficult task in bringing big names like these to Hotspur Way but CDS (via Sport Witness) have now shared a very encouraging update.
The Latest: Lilywhites line up ‘major bid’…
According to the publication, Conte’s side are ‘ready to pounce’ and make a ‘major bid’ to sign Bastoni with Spurs’ boss now set to ‘order’ Paratici to move.
The 52-year-old has allegedly placed his former Nerazzurri star at the top of his wish list with the outlet even going as far as to say he’s already ‘waiting for him in London’.
While Spurs will have to pay between €60-70 million (£51m-£59m) for his signing, the north Londoners are believed to be in ‘pole’ position.
The Verdict: Exciting claim…
The 23-year-old comes with a stellar reputation, even lauded as a ‘defensive genius’ and ‘mature beyond his years’ by Italian football expert Conor Clancy (GiveMeSport).
Bastoni’s numbers back tags like these, standing out as one of Inter’s top ten Serie A performers over 2021/2022 whilst averaging the second-most interceptions and third-most clearances per 90 (WhoScored).
The £122,000-per-week star has many years ahead of him at the top level and it’s hardly surprising Conte has now prioritised his capture at N17.
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