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Tottenham Hotspur: Lazio president wants Fabio Paratici offer for player

Tottenham Hotspur: Lazio president wants Fabio Paratici offer for player - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to a report by Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness, Lazio president Claudio Lotito is hoping that Tottenham Hotspur come forward with an offer to sign Joaquin Correa this summer for one main reason.

The Lowdown: Spurs in Serie A raid?

Tottenham have been heavily linked with a plethora of Serie A stars since the club’s new managing director Fabio Paratici was appointed.

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The former Juventus chief has garnered a reputation for orchestrating head-turning transfer deals and chairman Daniel Levy has heralded him as a ‘very tough negotiator‘.

Manuel Locatelli, Domenico Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne are some of the star names out of Italy to be linked with Spurs recently, with another update now emerging on Correa of Lazio.

The Latest: Lotito wants Spurs offer…

As per Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness, Lazio owner and president Lotito is ‘hoping’ that Tottenham ‘come forward’ for Correa this summer. This is due to one main reason – a belief that Spurs could table €30m (£26.5m) in a straight cash bid.

Lazio are expected to part ways with the 6 foot 2 attacker this summer after Maurizio Sarri’s arrival at the club, with Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain apparently ready to offer Pablo Sarabia as part of a potential deal.

However, Lotito is said to prefer money only and hopes that Tottenham come forward with a £26.5m offer for the Argentine.

The Verdict: Should Paratici move?

The 26-year-old, who plays mainly as a second striker, has bagged 25 goals and 15 assists in 123 Serie A appearances (Transfermarkt).

Correa seemed to enjoy a solid run of form over Lazio’s appearances in the Champions League last season, netting three goals in Europe’s elite competition whilst completing more dribbles per game (2.3) than any of his teammates (WhoScored).

Proving to be quite the threat over Lazio’s campaign in Europe, only star striker Ciro Immobile managed more shots on goal per match (3.2) than Correa (2.1) over the Biancocelesti’s European run.

However, with Spurs needing to operate on a sell-to-buy limit, we believe that any resources should be spent first and foremost on revamping their defence this summer considering their issues in that area last season. The Lilywhites should keep Lotito waiting for that £26.5m offer.

In other news: Spurs frontrunners to sign ‘absolutely sensational’ player with Nuno set for final call, find out more here.

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