The Lowdown: Conte eyes midfielder move…
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte reportedly has his sights on two new midfield signings this summer among many other transfer targets, according to The Telegraph.
The Italian apparently wishes to really strengthen in that area with links having emerged to the likes of Christian Eriksen (Brentford) and Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).
Tough-tackling midfield men are also on the agenda for Conte alongside more creative additions as transfer chief Fabio Paratici is tasked with advancing.
PSG midfielder Gueye is a target for the Lilywhites with French source Jeunesfooteux now sharing an update.
The Latest: Jeunesfooteux share promising update…
According to their information, Tottenham are ‘attentive’ over signing the 32-year-old and, what’s more, the Ligue 1 champions have set a reasonable price.
It is believed that PSG will in fact green-light his sale for under £20 million as the north Londoners eye a move, specifically £17m (€20m).
The Verdict: Time to move?
While his fairly seasoned age could repel a few supporters, Conte does in fact prefer his targets to come with more experience and know-how.
As a short term fix in the middle, there are arguably few who could strengthen Tottenham as much as Gueye for under £20m.
By his own admission, the Senegal international star is a ‘perfectionist’ in what he does, with former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood having raved over his abilities while the pair were at Aston Villa.
Sherwood branded Gueye a ‘monster’ when they worked together at Villa Park and this tag is still relevant now, having made the joint-second most tackles per 90 for PSG on average over his Ligue 1 appearances this season (WhoScored).
Indeed, the £115,000-per-week former Everton star may well be one Spurs must consider.
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