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Tottenham Hotspur: Fabio Paratici must swoop for Benoit Badiashile

Tottenham Hotspur could form a formidable defensive duo after being linked with a transfer move for Monaco ace Benoit Badiashile.

What’s the story?

According to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, Spurs are ‘on the trail’ of the highly-rated 20-year-old ahead of a potential offer over the coming months.

New Spurs manager Antonio Conte is renowned for building multiple successful teams on solid centre-back partnerships, and the addition of Badiashile may allow him to do the same in north London.

Would Badiashile be a good signing?

Yes, definitely!

Yes, definitely!

No way!

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Imagine him and Cristiano Romero

After rising through the ranks at boyhood club Monaco, Badiashile has firmly established himself as one of Ligue 1’s most promising young talents.

The France Under-21 international played a pivotal part for Niko Kovac’s charges last term as they battled their way to a third-place finish, qualifying for the Champions League as a result.

As per WhoScored, Badiashile averaged 1.7 interceptions per league game in 2020/21 after making 35 appearances, a whopping 2.8 clearances and 0.3 blocks.

Those statistics placed him in the top three for each metric when compared to his teammates, highlighting his influence over proceedings for the principality club.

Badiashile’s outstanding displays have caught the eye of several impressed onlookers, including Monaco Vice President Oleg Petrov, who labelled the £34m-rated gem a “great talent” before lauding his technical ability.

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“Very good technically, very humble, very fast, gives a lot of comforts when he plays but still very young,” said Petrov.

“For a player of his age, playing all the games as a starter, it is a huge opportunity for him to develop into a player of the highest calibre. He is a very hard worker so we are very happy to have him.”

Under Conte’s tutelage, partnerships between the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta and Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij have formed the foundations for title-winning campaigns.

And with the talented Cristian Romano already at the Italian tactician’s disposal, Badiashile’s arrival could be the start of the next defensive duo to rise to stardom under the 52-year-old’s control.

And, in other news…Paratici plotting Spurs swoop for “explosive” £31.5m-rated gem, Conte badly needs him 

Article title: Tottenham Hotspur: Fabio Paratici must swoop for Benoit Badiashile

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