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Spurs: Imagine Djed Spence and Joaquin Piquerez

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has been blessed with a raft of new recruits in the summer transfer window so far.

The Italian head coach led the club to a top-four finish in the Premier League, securing Champions League football, last season and has been rewarded in the market.

Fabio Paratici has backed him by bringing in five signings in Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, and Ivan Perisic, whilst Djed Spence is also set to join in the coming days.

The signing of the Middlesbrough man may not be the last piece of business they do as they continue to monitor a host of players, with over a month left of the window to go before it slams shut.

GOAL journalist Marc Mechenoua recently claimed that the club are eyeing up a deal to sign a left-back from Palmeiras.

He tweeted: “The left side and Uruguayan international Joaquin Piquerez is the subject of interest from Olympique de Marseille. Other European formations like Tottenham and another German club appreciate the player who plays in Palmeiras.”

Spurs must now sign the defender as he can form a dream duo with Spence as the club’s future wing-backs under Conte.

Martin Charquero stated that he is “very tempting” for European clubs and his statistics in the Brazilian top-flight make it clear as to why that is the case.

In the 2022 campaign, he has averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.96 in 11 outings. The gem has made a whopping 3.9 tackles and interceptions per game, whilst winning 57% of his duels and chipping in with one assist.

Meanwhile, he has caught the eye in the Libertadores with an average rating of 7.25 in four appearances – making 4.5 tackles and interceptions per outing.

This came after he averaged a score of 6.84 in 2021 and made 2.6 tackles and interceptions per match, showing that he has progressed as a player with more experience under his belt.

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His growth over the last 18 months or so suggests that the £7.1k-per-week dynamo is someone Conte can work with on the training pitch to help him fulfill his potential. At the age of 23, he can be a player for the future as well as the here and now.

The same can be said for Spence, who impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest in the Championship in the 2021/22 campaign. He played 42 games as his side won promotion to the top-flight, chipping in with two goals and four assists whilst making 2.9 tackles and interceptions per game.

At the age of 21, he is one for the future and he can, therefore, be Conte’s got-to at right wing-back for many years to come if he is able to develop into a consistent performer in the Premier League – forming a dream duo with Piquerez.

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