Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs leading the race to sign Denzel Dumfries in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset (via Sport Witness), who claim that both Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich are in the front row for the signing of the Inter Milan right wing-back, with Fabio Paratici said to be watching the 26-year-old extremely closely ahead of a potential summer swoop.
The report also goes on to state that the Serie A side may be willing to cash in on the defender at the end of the current campaign, as long as they are to receive an offer in the region of €40m (£34m).
With Dumfries having been something of a revelation at the San Siro following the departure of Achraf Hakimi last summer, it is not difficult to see why Antonio Conte would be interested in a deal to bring the Netherlands international to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of 2022/23.
Indeed, over his 29 Serie A appearances this term, the £34m-rated defender has been in electric form for the Nerazzurri, scoring five goals, registering five assists and creating five big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of one shot, making 0.8 key passes and completing 0.5 dribbles per game.
The £51k-per-week wing-back has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, helping Simone Inzaghi’s side keep seven clean sheets, as well as making an average of 0.2 interceptions, 0.9 tackles, 0.6 clearances and winning four duels – at a success rate of 53% – per fixture.
As such, with the 26-year-old evidently being a player who is as effective at the back as he is in the final third, Dumfries would very much appear to be a perfect fit for Conte’s right wing-back role next season, leading us to believe that Paratici must do all he can to get a deal for the defender over the line ahead of Bayern Munich this summer.
Considering they are leading the race, it would very much appear that they are on course to land the Dutchman in a few months’ time.