Speaking in a Q&A for football.london, reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has made a promising claim involving Fabio Paratici and how his appointment can benefit for the club.
The Lowdown: Paratici arrives…
The Italian transfer guru has now been officially appointed as managing director of Tottenham and has a major say in overseeing all sporting operations at the club in terms – including facilities and football infrastructure (tottenhamhotspur.com).
Of course, the aspect of his role drawing most excitement is his reputation for facilitating big transfers in the market.
At former club Juventus, Paratici garnered a reputation for being an astute operator and played a key role in signing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the Turin club (The Daily Mail).
The Latest: Gold makes promising Paratici claim…
Speaking in a Q&A, when asked exactly what Paratici will bring to the table at Tottenham in terms of landing youngsters or immediate impact signings, Gold dropped a promising claim.
“His history at Juventus suggests both,” the reporter explained.
“He was very good at getting free transfers over his 11 years, although there has been the odd recent one that hasn’t hit the spot like Ramsey and Rabiot, while he has also spent the money when required on immediate impact players.
“One thing is clear and that is that he has a huge network of contacts and good relationships with clubs across the game and he’ll be able to help deliver what Tottenham require within the parameters the club’s finances dictate.”
The Verdict: Promising…
Gold’s behind the scenes claim on just how well connected Paratici is will come as music to the ears of some supporters.
Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy also recently heralded the 48-year-old as a ‘tough negotiator‘ and that is something Spurs will definitely need in this odd transfer landscape struck by the financial implications of Covid-19.
Spurs will need to operate astutely given their sell-to-buy transfer policy and Paratici may just be the man for a tough summer task ahead.
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