Speaking to GiveMeSport, journalist Pete O’Rourke has made a promising Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving Inter Milan defender and Antonio Conte target Stefan de Vrij.
The Lowdown: Conte eyes de Vrij move…
It is believed that Tottenham’s head coach has personally earmarked the possible signing of his former centre-back this summer.
Indeed, reports out of Italy in this last week suggest that Conte has requested de Vrij as a target with Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy willing to offer him a four-year deal (InterLive.it).
The Nerrazzuri allegedly value their star defender at around €25-30m (£20.7m-£24.8m) with his San Siro deal set to expire in 2023.
The Latest: O’Rourke makes claim….
Speaking to GMS, reporter O’Rourke now suggests that Tottenham, and by extension Levy, are willing to pay ‘whatever the price’ for de Vrij and will be interested regardless of the fee needed.
When asked if Spurs would be keen on a move for the Netherlands international, he explained:
“Definitely. They would be interested in De Vrij whatever the price tag is.”
The Verdict: Ideal man…
Given his obvious quality, potentially bargain price tag and vast experience at the top level – signing the 30-year-old should almost definitely be considered.
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking to Football Insider recently, explained how de Vrij is the ‘perfect fit’ for Conte and the Lilywhites – going on to rave over the ‘world class’ defender.
Taking into account plaudits like this, the central defender could be what Tottenham’s boss is crying out for as he seeks to upgrade his N17 roster.
In other news: Conte green-lights Spurs move for ‘world-beater’ as price tag plummets by nearly 50%, find out more here.
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