According to a source close to Inter Milan midfielder Arturo Vidal, speaking to Chilean news outlet La Tercera, some big news has emerged involving Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Inter raid…
Since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs, the Lilywhites have been linked with a host of big Serie A names, especially from the 52-year-old’s former club Inter.
Indeed, Nerazzurri duo Marcelo Brozovic and Stefan de Vrij have been namedropped as possible targets for Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici in the upcoming transfer window as he aims to back Conte with quality new additions.
Naturally, given the duo’s ties to Italy’s top flight, links of this nature will come out of the woodwork, but news from Chilean newspaper La Tercera concerning Vidal may be of interest to Spurs supporters.
Should Spurs sign Vidal?
Nope, definitely not
The Latest: Close source makes Vidal to Spurs claim…
A source ‘close’ to the 34-year-old told the outlet that Conte has personally contacted Vidal over a possible move to Tottenham.
Having always wanted to play in England and the Premier League, it is believed that the veteran midfielder is actually open to joining the north London club as he eyes a potential switch.
The source explained to La Tercera:
“His former Inter coach, Antonio Conte, contacted the player to find out his availability to arrive in London.
“Arturo (Vidal) has always wanted to play in England and the option of arriving in London is something that he does not dislike either.”
The Verdict: Wrong move?
The €160,192-per-week ace (£135,000) is a big name, having been playing at the top level for years and even earning rave reviews from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when they worked together at Bayern Munich.
Conte himself has spoke publicly of his admiration for Vidal, calling him ‘fantastic’ back in 2017 during the coach’s spell across London with Chelsea.
However, given his age, lack of sell-on value and the fact that Spurs already have two very capable centre-midfielders in Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, we advise the club to give this one a miss.
In other news: Conte ready to axe Tottenham player as agents begin January exit behind the scenes, find out more here.
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