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Spurs: Fabrizio Romano expects Fabio Paratici to continue for now

Tottenham Hotspur director of football Fabio Paratici is set to continue in his role at Hotspur Way despite the recent controversy surrounding the Italian.

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Last week, it was confirmed Paratici would be receiving punishment following the latest financial scandal at Juventus with the Italian side deducted 15 points over the weekend.

It has been confirmed Paratici would be handed a two-and-a-half-year ban from Italian football following the verdict from the FIGC.

However, the ban is believed to hold a request to extend the ban to cover his dealings across UEFA and FIFA activities.

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But speaking on the House of Champions YouTube channel, Fabrizio Romano has claimed Paratici will remain in his position at Spurs for now:

“Honestly, they are not commenting on the story. So honestly, I don’t know, let’s see how they will react. It will be an official position, I think, in the next days when the situation will be official and clear also on their side.

“What I can say is that Fabio Paratici’s taking care of all the negotiations now for Tottenham.”

Work to be done

It has been a slow start to the January transfer window for the Lilywhites with Paratici yet to bring in any new faces through the doors at Hotspur Way.

There have been links to the likes of Pedro Porro and Nicolo Zaniolo and Romano claimed the Italian is still currently working on both of those deals.

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There has recently been reports suggesting the director of football overpaid for the current Spurs centre-back Cristian Romero during his time at Juventus.

However, there is the belief that no wrongdoing has been done since the Italia joined Tottenham which may well see his job in north London secure for the time being.

But it would be interesting to know whether these allegations were something Daniel Levy was aware of when he appointed the Italian back in the summer of 2021.

And if he was not aware of them, whether last week’s verdict may have serious repercussions on Paratici’s future at Spurs even if his ban does not directly affect his role in north London.

Unless new light is shone on his ban, it does seem as if Spurs are willing to allow Paratici to continue on in his role as Spurs look to provide Antonio Conte with some new players this month.

However, it will be interesting to see if Daniel Levy looks to take action into his own hands after the window closes next week following the Italian’s wrongdoings.