Tottenham Hotspur are nowhere near finished in the transfer market…
That is according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who recently delivered an exciting update to GIVEMESPORT, where he revealed Spurs’ intentions heading into the start of pre-season.
“They will consider opportunities during the market, this is how Fabio Paratici works, so maybe now at the beginning of July, their focus will be on the right-back after the centre-back, and then they will look at the market and what kind of possibilities there will be,” he claimed.
On Twitter, the renowned guru suggested that the Premier League side were close to sealing a loan move for FC Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet, so that would allow them to focus on that right wing-back role.
The Frenchman would be the Lilywhites’ fifth signing of the summer after Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison.
Lenglet solves a long-standing issue at Hotspur Way. He’ll become the only natural centre-back at the club that is left-footed, with manager Antonio Conte having to deploy full-back Ben Davies in his back three.
Elsewhere, Perisic adds valuable experience and perhaps more creativity and power to the left wing-back role, whilst Spurs finally have a viable backup to Harry Kane in Richarlison, who can also play out wide, so it’s a win-win over their new no.9.
It would now make sense for sporting director Fabio Paratici and his staff to turn their attentions towards a new right wing-back, a role that has perhaps been the most problematic since the Italian took over from Nuno Santo in November.
No player has really stepped up or been a good fit for Conte’s wing-back system and according to The Times during the January transfer window, the manager was left unconvinced by last summer’s signing, Emerson Royal, and his impact in the final third.
There were also doubts over Matt Doherty and those will have only increased after his season was ended with a serious injury. The same report claimed Conte was after Adama Traore before his move to his boyhood club, FC Barcelona.
It’s thought that Middlesbrough gem Djed Spence is now among the main targets for the role, so once Lenglet is in through the door, they can really ramp up their pursuit and that will surely leave Conte absolutely delighted as he edges closer to fixing his right flank woes.