As per Football Italia, a promising Tottenham Hotspur transfer development has surfaced involving Bayern Munich star Corentin Tolisso.
The Lowdown: Tolisso wanted by Poch and Paratici…
In past seasons, two high-profile figures relating to Spurs in former manager Mauricio Pochettino and new transfer chief Fabio Paratici both tried to get their hands on the Frenchman at one point.
Once valued at around £50m by former club Lyon (football.london), he was once attracting serious interest from Spurs during Pochettino’s reign, and it is believed that the Argentine wanted to bring him to north London in 2017 (L’Equipe).
Meanwhile, at that same time, Paratici was also in the race to sign Tolisso for Juventus – with Tuttosport claiming (via juvefc.com) that Tottenham’s current managing director was aiming to close a deal.
In a twist, some positive transfer news has emerged out of Spurs regarding the 27-year-old.
The Latest: Spurs enter pole position…
According to Football Italia’s sources, it appears that Tottenham have now entered ‘pole position’ to sign the midfield maestro ahead of fellow competitors Inter Milan.
The report claimed that, after years of attempts, Paratici could ‘finally land Tolisso’ in what is an encouraging development.
The Verdict: Midfield upgrade?
He is apparently demanding €6m per year (£5.036m), which roughly translates to around £100,000 per week and would make him the joint-fifth highest-paid player at Tottenham (Spotrac). For that amount, Spurs manager Antonio Conte and chairman Daniel Levy will want a player who can contribute regularly and to great effect.
Indeed, despite Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann lauding Tolisso’s ‘quality‘, we believe this may be one for Tottenham to avoid, even if it is on a pre-contract with the view to signing him for free.
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