Inter Milan are believed to be ahead of Tottenham United and Leeds United in the chase for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez [Calciomercato].
The Lowdown: Life under Nuno Espirito Santo
Starting off 2021/22 in strong fashion following consecutive Premier League wins, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be exploring all avenues necessary in order challenge for trophies on domestic and European fronts this campaign.
However, one man he could now be set to miss out on is 25-year-old Nandez, according to reports in the Italian media.
Would Nandez be a good signing for Tottenham?
The Latest: Inter Milan steal a march on Paratici and co.
It is said that Nandez could join Inter Milan this summer despite the interest from Fabio Paratici and Spurs, providing that the Serie A giants offload one of their own midfielders before the end of the window [Calciomercato].
Atalanta, Leeds United and Tottenham are all interested in Uruguay international Nandez, but are now expected to lose the race.
The Verdict: Losing out on Nandez would be a bitter blow
In need of some fresh ideas in midfield, this news will come as a bitter blow to the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy.
Capable of playing centrally or operating in the wide areas, Nandez is an accomplished and versatile footballer who would bring composure and creativity to the Spurs ranks.
In 2020/21, he excelled for his current employers, registering five goal contributions in 34 appearances; two goals and three assists [Transfermarkt].
Encouragingly, the Uruguayan looks to be someone who can rely on his individual quality even when the chips are down, accumulating five man of the match awards across this time period [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘a great player‘ by football agent Pablo Bentacur, Tottenham should look to jump back ahead of Inter or risk losing out on a very promising talent.
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