The Lowdown: Conte eyeing Italian raid…
Naturally, since Conte was officially announced as Tottenham’s heir to Nuno Espirito Santo, there have been no shortage of links to Serie A’s biggest names.
Is Brozovic top of your Spurs wishlist?
Yes, colossal player
No, Vlahovic and Kessie are the major priorities!
Calciomercato.it recently name-dropped six players who they say are currently being watched by Spurs’ new manager, with the likes of Federico Chiesa, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Alessio Romagnoli, Dusan Vlahovic and Brozovic all on the agenda.
The latter man, who he coached at former club Inter Milan last season, was a key player under Conte – featuring in all but five Serie A games over 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
Now, as he aims to rejuvenate Spurs and get them back to their heights of the Mauricio Pochettino era, it appears he is indeed eyeing a move for Brozovic as another report backs his interest.
The Latest: Conte personally eyeing Brozovic move…
It is believed that another influential Lilywhites figure, managing director Fabio Paratici, is also an admirer of Brozovic and this could well be one to keep an eye on over the next few months.
The Verdict: Big name…
A colossal presence in midfield with plenty of experience on the biggest stages in football, his current contract situation at Inter, expiring in 2022, could present Spurs with another bargain opportunity similar to Franck Kessie.
If the Lilywhites cannot land Milan’s star on a pre-contract in January, Brozovic could certainly come as a solid alternative in that respect.
The 68-cap star has attracted attention from not just Conte, but also two previous Tottenham managers.
Jose Mourinho, speaking to talkSPORT recently, lavished Brozovic as ‘top of the top’ and a ‘fantastic’ player – with Pochettino going one step further and targeting him back in 2017.
Whilst still at the Lilywhites helm, Tottenham’s fan favourite held an interest in the 28-year-old and the club were said to be preparing a €25 million (£21.3m) bid at the time (TUTTOmercatoWEB).
The £106,000-per-week ace would certainly be worth Paratici’s time if they can secure him as a free agent.
In other news: Conte now personally plotting to sell ‘very talented’ Spurs player who Nuno called ‘unique’, find out more here.
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