As per Spanish outlet Super Deporte, some transfer news has come out of Tottenham Hotspur involving Sevilla defensive star Jules Kounde.
The Lowdown: Conte eyes defensive reinforcements…
Recently, reports have suggested that manager Antonio Conte and the Lilywhites have their eyes peeled on new central defensive additions at N17.
Managing director Fabio Paratici has apparently set his sights on Lille star Sven Botman and Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni among others (The Telegraph), coming after Conte and the club couldn’t sign a defender in January.
Now, as per a source from Spain, it appears another world class defender is on Tottenham’s radar.
The Latest: Tottenham in picture for Kounde…
According to SD, Conte’s side are in the mix for Sevilla star Kounde after he failed to secure a move away in the summer window.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea are all apparently eyeing a move for the France international but it is the latter club who are apparently favourites.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Even though Spurs’ London rivals appear more likely to land his signature, we believe no expense should be spared in Paratici’s efforts to sign the 23-year-old – even with his mammoth €80 million (£67m) release clause.
Young and already possessing plenty of experience on the biggest stages in football, Kounde comes with real potential for sell-on value as well as undoubted quality for the here and now.
Former Spurs keeper Paul Robinson certainly holds a belief that the centre-back would be a great signing, even claiming that Kounde could come as a Hotspur Way ‘upgrade’ whilst labelling the player ‘world class’ (Football Insider).
Kounde has started 18 of 24 La Liga matches for Sevilla this season – the best defence in the Spanish top flight – and we believe his signing could be a real statement of intent.
In other news: Tottenham chiefs spotted in Europe as Conte now eyes ‘quality’ £33m striker, find out more here.
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