According to newspaper Il Messaggero, as relayed by Calcio News 24, there has been a big update on Tottenham Hotspur‘s transfer plans involving Roma defender Roger Ibanez.
The Lowdown: Spurs set to be busy…
It’s no secret that Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is eyeing fresh additions to his backline, specifically at centre-half, with links emerging to a plethora of names.
GiveMeSport sum it up by revealing that Alessandro Bastoni, Josko Gvardiol, Pau Torres, Marc Guehi, Gleison Bremer, Stefan De Vrij and Clement Lenglet have all been on the shortlist at various points.
Another central defensive target in Roma star Ibanez has also now been linked with Il Messaggero (via Calcio News 24) now sharing what could be a significant update.
The Latest: Tottenham table bid…
According to the newspaper, Premier League sides Spurs and Newcastle United have both ‘proposed’ €30 million (£26m) to sign the player who is ‘very popular’ and in-demand.
However, it may take more to prise away Ibanez, who has a big release clause of €80m (£68m).
The Verdict: Press further?
We believe £68m may be too much to spend on Ibanez given Tottenham have other ‘world class‘ targets like Torres of Villarreal available for less.
The Brazilian has been a brilliant player for Jose Mourinho at the Stadio Olimpico, making more interceptions per 90 than any Roma player whilst ranking in as their sixth-best performing player (WhoScored).
However, Torres has been just as effective under Unai Emery in La Liga and is available for much less with his £55m release clause.
As Fabio Paratici weighs his next move, all options must be considered carefully.
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