As per Calciomercato, there has been an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer plans for Southampton defender Tino Livramento.
The Lowdown: Paratici makes ‘preliminary moves’…
The exciting defender, described as a ‘perfect’ modern full-back by PFF football data analyst Evan Patrick, has been subject to strong interest from Spurs in recent weeks, as reported by Football Insider.
It is believed that Tottenham, and by extension their transfer chief Fabio Paratici, have made ‘preliminary moves’ to sign Livramento, as bolstering Conte’s right-wing-back options remains a major priority.
The Lilywhites were knowingly on the hunt for a signing in that position over the January transfer window, with Barcelona ace Adama Traore a rather public target at the time. Alas, after the Catalans hijacked Tottenham’s move, Paratici was unable to add a right wing-back to Conte’s ranks.
Sharing an update on the chase for Livramento, Calciomercato claimed that Spurs may table Harry Winks or Cameron Carter-Vickers in exchange for his signature.
The Latest: Calciomercato share Livramento update…
According to their information, Paratici and Spurs ‘could offer’ either player ‘in a bid’ to sign the 19-year-old.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Regardless of his fine Celtic form, the USA defender doesn’t appear to have a future at Spurs, having played just five times for the first team since making his debut in 2016/17 (Transfermarkt).
His contract also expires in 2023, surely making it a no-brainer to offer the 24-year-old in a swap deal for the Southampton ace, but much will depend on whether the Hoops take up a purchase option in his deal.
Meanwhile, Winks has displayed at various points this season he can still prove useful for Conte. The Englishman has impressed in certain games, particularly in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at the end of last year, with pundit Jamie Redknapp calling him the ‘main man’ against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has also lavished Winks with praise, calling him an ‘amazing player’, so we believe that Carter-Vickers should be the one sacrificed in a potential swap deal for Livramento.
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