The Lowdown: Exciting times…
The Lilywhites, having confirmed a £150 million capital increase recently, apparently intend to back manager Antonio Conte with the significant financial windfall as their boss now decides to stay for next campaign.
In a big boost for the club, the trophy-laden 52-year-old who guided them to a top-four finish has elected to take full charge of Spurs for the 2022/2023, as has been widely reported.
This comes after a summit to discuss the club’s summer recruitment in Italy with both Conte and official Fabio Paratici holding crunch talks to determine who will be targeted (Daily Mail).
One player who could be on his way in after Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who has apparently completed a medical, is Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.
The Latest: Ceccarini makes exciting Perisic claim…
The reporter adds something we haven’t seen elsewhere though – Inter are already on the hunt for his replacement, as they could return for Genoa full-back Andrea Cambiaso.
The Verdict: Huge…
Alasdair Gold has already claimed that Perisic is a potential ‘big signing’ for Spurs and Conte, not least for his experience as a multi-title and Champions League winner, but also because he could mark a significant shift in mentality in north London (Twitter).
The 33-year-old arriving ‘early’ and ‘ready-made’, as per Gold again, is another boost for Tottenham in representing a ‘Conte-led change’.
We’re inclined to agree with the football.london journalist, this news is absolutely massive ahead of what will be a busy summer, as it proves the club are willing to stand back and let Conte, with Paratici’s guidance, lead the way.
In other news: ‘Not only Perisic’ – Tottenham push for ‘genius’ signing after Conte call ‘in recent days’…find out more here.
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