A report out of Italy has now shared a major Tottenham Hotspur transfer twist involving Inter Milan star and target Alessandro Bastoni.
The Lowdown: Agent make Bastoni statement…
On Wednesday afternoon, Bastoni’s representative Tullio Tinti met at the Nerazzurri headquarters to discuss the future of his client, soon after making a statement that seemed to dash Spurs’ hopes of signing the 23-year-old.
He claimed that Bastoni ‘certainly’ would be remaining at the San Siro for 2022/2023, dealing an almighty blow to Lilywhites manager Antonio Conte who has the Inter gem on a list of top defensive targets.
Tinti’s message to the press hampered sporting director Fabio Paratici’s hopes of backing Conte with the centre-half’s arrival in north London.
The Latest: Calciomercatoweb share twist…
According to Calciomercatoweb, even after Bastoni’s agent reiterated his desire to stay at Inter, it is believed that the Italy international is still the ‘number one goal’ of Conte as Tottenham’s manager is ‘willing to go crazy’ to sign him.
As such, the Premier League giants and Conte have a ‘new proposal in mind’ – to offer €30 million (£26m) plus Davinson Sanchez to acquire Bastoni.
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The Verdict: Surprise news…
The comments of Tinti seemingly ruled out any move for Bastoni, so this update comes as a surprise to say the least.
It is a long transfer window which has only just opened for business today so shocks surely can’t be ruled out, and if Spurs do the very unlikely in moving for the Serie A star, it could be a brilliant purchase.
The £122,000-per-week ace, called a ‘defensive genius‘ by Italian football expert Conor Clancy, comes with a glowing reputation and it will be interesting to see how Spurs could attempt to finalise a transfer over the next months.
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