According to a report by La Nazione, via Sport Witness, there is a ‘whisper of interest’ from Fabio Paratici and Tottenham Hotspur in Fiorentina shot stopper Bartlomiej Dragowski.
The Lowdown: Tottenham hunt for new goalkeeper?
Current number one and long serving mainstay Hugo Lloris has been linked with a possible exit from Spurs this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.
Tottenham’s priority is said to be the signing of a centre-back or two amid this sell-to-buy transfer window, but that hasn’t stopped talk of overhauls in other key areas.
The Latest: Paratici now eyeing Dragowski for Spurs…
Providing the latest, newspaper La Nazione have come out with a fresh claim from Italy. It is believed there is a ‘whisper of interest’ from Tottenham and new managing director Paratici in colossal Fiorentina keeper Dragowski.
The 1.91m (6 foot 3) ace hasn’t signed a contract extension at his current club, with his deal set to expire in 2023 as it stands, potentially opening the door for prospective suitors to try their luck this summer.
Fiorentina want to get new contract talks underway but this report claims that Dragowski has now ‘ended up in the crosshairs’ of the ‘big names’ in Europe. The player is also ‘ready to put himself’ at the exit door and his agent is currently working on finding him a new club.
The Verdict: Most fruitful option…
Dragowski arguably comes as a better option for Tottenham over the likes of Johnstone and Ramsdale, especially considering his price tag.
Fiorentina will allegedly demand just €15m (£12.8m) for the 23-year-old, while reports indicate Johnstone (£20m) and Ramsdale (£40m) could cost far more. Also, while the latter two experienced Premier League relegation this year, the Pole kept eight clean sheets in helping Fiorentina to a comfortable 14th place in Serie A.
If Tottenham need to replace Lloris this summer amid this difficult window financially, Dragowski seems like a no-brainer by comparison.
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