That’s according to a report by Foot Mercato, who claimed that Fabio Paratici is now in talks with AZ Alkmaar regarding a deal for the left wing-back, who is reported to be available for around €15m (£13m) this summer.
The report added that the likes of Lyon, Napoli and Juventus are also keeping a close eye on the Netherlands international’s situation ahead of a potential move of their own in the coming weeks, although it is Tottenham who are believed to be leading the race for the 22-year-old.
With recent reports claiming that Paratici is also closing in on a £20m deal to bring right wing-back Djed Spence to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, the prospect of Wijndal lining up on the opposite flank to the 21-year-old in Antonio Conte’s starting XI next season is certainly a tantalising one.
Indeed, over his 31 Eredivisie appearances in 2021/22, the £10.8m-rated talent was in sensational form for AZ, scoring one goal, registering 10 assists and creating nine big chances for his team-mates, in addition to taking 0.8 shots, making 1.5 key passes and completing 0.7 dribbles per game.
The £4.8k-per-week maestro also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making 1.4 tackles, one interception, 41.6 passes, 1.2 clearances and 1.5 long balls and winning 4.1 duels (at a success rate of 51%) per match.
As such, with Football Transfers suggesting that Wijndal’s most comparable player is none other than Spence himself, the possibility of the duo lining up on either flank at Tottenham next season is sure to be an incredibly exciting one for both Conte and Spurs supporters alike. We believe that Paratici must do all that he can to seal a £13m deal for the flying Dutchman in the coming weeks.