Tottenham have reportedly submitted an official offer to sign Lazio’s Joaquin Correa…
According to Italian outlet Alfredo Pedulla, Tottenham have submitted an official £26m (€30m) offer to sign Joaquin Correa from Lazio. Fabio Paratici is keen on bringing the Argentine forward to England and has made his first move.
The report claims that PSG have joined Spurs in the race and have offered £9m (€10m) plus Pablo Sarabia in exchange for Correa. However, it remains to be seen how Lazio will respond to the two proposals from PSG and Tottenham.
Paratici must ensure that he is able to get a deal for Correa over the line. The ex-Juventus chief has already shown that he is serious about a swoop for the attacker by making an official £26m bid, but now, he needs to work double-time to beat PSG to his signature.
Mauricio Pochettino may be able to get one over on his former team by swooping Correa up from under them, which is something that Spurs cannot allow to happen.
Correa could be the upgrade Nuno Santo needs on Steven Bergwijn. The Dutch winger has failed to make his mark in England as he produced just one goal and three assists in 21 Premier League appearances last term. Bergwijn also fell short in the Europa League, with zero goal contributions in eight matches.
Correa, on the other hand, was in fine form for Lazio as he was directly involved in 16 goals in all competitions for the club. With 11 goals and five assists for the Italian giants, the 26-year-old proved his quality at the top level and showed that he could be the player Santo needs to bolster his wide options and potentially replace Bergwijn in the squad.
Therefore, it could be time for Paratici to wave bye-bye to Bergwijn and replace him with Correa as he would be improving the team and giving Santo a greater chance of achieving his goals in the Premier League.
Juan Sebastian Veron told Infocielo that the attacker is crushing it in the Serie A and has urged him to stay where he is: “He is crushing it. He must remain there in Italy.”
However, the player himself has admitted that playing in the Premier League is an attractive prospect. On his Instagram live, as transcribed by GOAL, he claimed that he would like to improve his English, but is concentrating on playing for Lazio.
“I’d like to play in the Premier League. Right now, I am concentrating on Lazio, but I enjoy the English league too. I would want to improve my English and I will do that.”
Spurs now must do all they can to persuade Correa that his future lies in London, not in Paris.