Tottenham Hotspur have moved for Paris-Saint Germain forward Angel Di Maria as an opportunity opens up, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Paratici eyeing free deals…
The Daily Mail, recently lifting the lid on Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici’s transfer plans, claimed that the Italian is eyeing players on ‘dwindling contracts’ for manager Antonio Conte.
As the Italian sets his sights on the 2022 free agent market, there is no shortage of potential options for Bosman summer signings, with West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone and Juventus star Paulo Dybala among the players attracting interest.
Conte allegedly wants as many as six fresh faces through the door at N17, as per The Telegraph, so post-contract moves may well be a fruitful source of talent for Tottenham in the upcoming window.
The Latest: Tottenham ‘movement’ recorded for Di Maria…
Calciomercato.it, sharing news on Paratici’s plan, now claim that there has been ‘some movement’ recorded from Tottenham’s side as they eye a move for PSG’s Di Maria.
The Argentine’s deal in Paris is set to expire in June as things stand with this report stating his contract situation ‘becomes an opportunity for everyone’ – including Spurs.
The Verdict: Right man?
Di Maria, who has racked up an impressive career total of 152 goals from out wide, isn’t exactly short of quality – but is he right for Conte’s side?
His regrettable stint at Manchester United highlighted an arguable attitude problem, at least according to their ex-boss Louis Van Gaal, who claimed back in 2016 that he had ‘no self-criticism‘ – shifting blame on to management rather than looking inward.
However, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino did label Di Maria a ‘genius‘ just last year, with the 50-year-old clearly being a fan.
On a free deal, he could be a credible candidate, at least for the short term – but it remains to be seen whether Spurs would be willing to match or better his reported £138,000-per-week wages.
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