The Lowdown: Tottenham eye move…
The Lilywhites have been heavily linked with a move for de Vrij for the better part of a few months with reports as far back as November 2021 detailing interest from Tottenham.
Inter’s star defender is out of contract in 2023, hardly affording the Nerazzurri much time to make a profit off of his sale, with Football Insider reporting near the end of last year that his price tag was set at around £40 million.
The Latest: Conte green-lights move…
According to their sources, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has personally requested the signing of de Vrij as he green-lights a move.
As well as this, with Fabio Paratici willing to offer the Netherlands international a €6.5 million-per-year deal (£5.3m), Inter will now sanction his sale for around €25-30m (£20.7m-£24.8m).
The Verdict: Get it done…
Amid this near 50% drop in asking price, it would be foolish for Paratici and co not to make a move.
Despite being 30-years-old, de Vrij could come in as a brilliant short term option to bolster Tottenham’s central defensive roster – especially considering just how pivotal he was for Conte during the Italian’s time at Inter.
Lauded as a ‘world-beater’ by former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, we believe potentially landing him for as little as £20.7m could be a steal this summer.
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