An update has emerged on Tottenham and their interest in Bayer Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapie in the summer transfer window…
According to The Mirror, Fabio Paratici is plotting a swoop to bring the defender to North London ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The report claims that Spurs view the £15.3m-rated man as a player with ‘huge potential’ and they are now considering whether or not to make an offer for him.
It is stated that he is viewed as a possible alternative to Inter centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, with a deal for the Italy international seemingly dead in the water.
Paratici must ensure that he can reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club as Conte needs the young defender badly.
Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga both failed to prove to the Italian head coach that they are good enough to be the future of his defence at the club.
In the Premier League last season, both players averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.52 or lower as they struggled for form and regular minutes. Conte clearly did not trust them enough to play week-in-week-out in the top-flight and that is why he is in dire need of a new, young, centre-back to be a rotation option for now with a view to breaking into the starting XI.
Hincapie’s form for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and Europa League suggests that he can be the man Spurs need to challenge the current centre-backs now and in the future.
In ten starts as a central defender in the two competitions, the machine averaged an eye-catching WhoScored rating of 7.00. He also showcased his versatility as he averaged a rating of 6.78 at left-back, suggesting that he can play at left centre-back or left wing-back in Conte’s system.
The youngster has shown that he has the quality to put in excellent performances in a major European league, along with the Europa League, and the club believe that he has the potential to get better. This means that he can improve over time and eventually develop into a player who can start for them.
Therefore, he can be the centre-back Spurs need to replace Tanganga and Rodon for the 2022/23 campaign. He can push the starters whilst offering quality when he is called upon and that is why the club must snap him up from Leverkusen.