According to a report by journalist Alessio Lento (shared and translated by Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur are ‘getting closer’ to signing Cagliari star Nahitan Nandez on loan with an obligation to buy.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Nandez hunt…
As backed by numerous sources, Spurs do indeed hold an interest in signing the 25-year-old this summer and are actively pursuing his signature.
A report by Centorentuno (via SW) revealed that Nandez is ‘at the top of [Fabio] Paratici’s wish list’ and they also believe that the player himself is open to joining Tottenham.
Meanwhile, reporter Rudy Galetti states that Spurs are in ‘ongoing talks’ over the Uruguay international as they aim for an ‘onerous loan’.
The Latest: Spurs ‘getting closer’ to Nandez…
As another Italian reporter in Lento, Tottenham are now getting closer to signing Nandez as sporting director Paratici enters talks over signing him on loan with a purchase option.
The journalist explained on Twitter (as translated by Sport Witness) that the midfield man is ‘getting closer to Paratici’s Tottenham in great strides’.
Indeed, Spurs are ‘negotiating with Cagliari for a loan (€5-6m) with a conditional obligation to buy (around €20m)’,
Judging by this update, it certainly appears Paratici isn’t finished in the transfer market just yet.
The Verdict: Move Paratici…
A versatile player, Nandez can be utilised in such a huge array of different positions across the pitch and solve many different issues for manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
As explained by Sky, the Serie A man can be deployed in ‘central midfield or on the right, including right wing-back’ – meaning he could even prove a solution to Tottenham’s lack of depth on the right-side of defence.
Lauded as a ‘machine’ by Serie A expert Conor Clancy (via This is Futbol), he could certainly do a job for Spurs whilst also saving money on a loan-to-buy.
In other news: Offer incoming: Levy readying Spurs bid to sign ‘amazing’ player who Nuno personally wants, find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience