Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne this summer.
He has attracted attention from a number of European clubs, including Italian giants Napoli and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, but it is understood that he prefers a move to the Premier League, amid interest from Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
However, Castagne wants to play in the top half of the table, which has put Spurs in pole position to sign him in the summer.
With Serge Aurier potentially on his way out as well, this would leave Jose Mourinho desperately short of options at right-back.
Castagne has impressed for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side this season, scoring one goal and supplying two assists in Serie A last term and winning 1.1 tackles per game (via WhoScored). Atalanta are still prepared to let him go if they receive the right offer in the transfer window.
Spurs seem determined to sign the Belgian defender as his contract will run out in 12 months time.
Not only is he excellent going forward, he has also shown that he can hold onto the ball with no significant weaknesses, whereas Aurier is prone to lapses in concentration. If Daniel Levy can sign him for something close to the quoted fee, Castagne could turn out to be an absolute bargain.
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