Tottenham have been handed a transfer boost after a key cog in the Atalanta machine appears set for a move following the comments of his agent.
The rise of Atalanta in Serie A has been one of the major talking points in Italian football.
The club secured their highest ever top flight finish this season (3rd) and ran PSG close in the Champions League quarter-finals.
A former Chelsea midfielder has been at the heart of their surge, leading to bemusement from Rio Ferdinand regarding his Blues sale.
Another man who has been a vital component in their success is Timothy Castagne.
The Belgian right-back, 24, joined Atalanta in 2017, but with just 12 months remaining on his current contract, appears set for a new challenge.
Now, Spurs’ chances of success in the market have been given a major boost from Castagne’s agent, Zenon Melon.
“Timothy has done very well in the last three seasons,” Melon told HLM (via Football-Italia).
“But I don’t think he can do more than what he did at Atalanta.
“Now we will evaluate all the options.
“The player, until yesterday, was focused on the Champions League. Now, let’s see how the market evolves.”
Tottenham are currently short of depth at right-back after Kyle Walker-Peters left for Southampton for £12m earlier this week.
Mourinho targets five more after Hojbjerg
Tottenham have the “feelers” out for five more players after completing the capture of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on Tuesday, claims a report.
The long chase for Hojberg was sealed last night when the combative midfielder arrived from Southampton for a fee of £15m rising to a £19m.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho though is far from done, despite recently claiming Spurs would not be able to compete with the Premier League’s big hitters.
Spurs spent over £100m last year, before the coronavirus pandemic, and Mourinho knows he will not get the same luxury, having seen his club take out a £175m loan from the Bank of England.