According to a report by Italian news outlet Centrotrentuno, as also translated and relayed by Sport Witness, a Tottenham Hotspur transfer update has come to light involving Cagliari star Nahitan Nandez.
The Lowdown: Spurs make summer move…
As widely reported in the summer transfer window, Tottenham were firmly interested in the Uruguay international with Sky Sports even lifting the lid on an approach to sign him.
Nandez was seen by Spurs as a potentially versatile signing who could help to shore up a lot of gaping holes in the squad, mainly due to his ability to play as a right-wing back, in front of the back four and further forward on the wing (Sky Sports)
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Sardegna Arena and it appears Spurs could still sign the player, with Centrotrentuno dropping an enticing claim.
The Latest: Spurs ‘should not be overlooked’…
According to their information, relayed by Sport Witness, Tottenham ‘should not be overlooked’ in the race to sign Nandez as Cagliari also soften their sale stance.
It is believed that the Serie A side are more willing to agree a transfer for their star player, so much so that they will green-light a temporary move.
Cagliari are now ‘ok with the loan and above all ok with the simple option to buy’, with the hope being his performances with another club will persuade them to buy the South American outright.
In another promising claim, it is even hinted that they are willing to negotiate a much better price than his €36 million (£30m) release clause.
The Verdict: Get it done…
This move would be a fairly risk free one as far as Spurs are concerned, especially on a loan with an option to buy, and the fact they are willing to sell for less than his release clause is a further incentive.
A versatile player barely in his prime, Nandez stands out as a key player for Cagliari both defensively and further forward – having averaged the most completed dribbles per 90 (1.5) and tackles won (2) out of their entire squad (WhoScored).
Amassing nearly half a century of caps for his country, he possesses the right amount of experience at both league and international level to be a real asset for Antonio Conte.
Lauded as ‘unstoppable‘ by Serie A pundit Mina Rzouki, with fellow Italian top flight expert Conor Clancy calling him a ‘machine’ (This is Futbol), you can clearly see a swoop for Nandez has it’s merits – especially with his club eager to do a deal.
In other news: Spurs agree £33.4m option for ‘sensational player’ after loan spell with EPL rivals, find out more here.
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