Tottenham act fast to schedule talks after target opens up on Prem dream
Tottenham will reportedly open talks with the representatives of Atalanta right-back Timothy Castagne in the coming days after he issued a come-and-get-me plea to Premier League clubs.
Castagne moved to Serie A from Genk in 2017 and has proved to be important in Atalanta’s Champions League push.
The club sit fourth in the table, with the 24-year-old chipping in with two goals and two assists in 22 appearances.
However, his contract expires at the end of next season and, as such, his future is uncertain.
This summer, Atalanta are likely to accept a sizeable profit on the €6.5million they paid for Castagne three years ago, rather than lose him on a free transfer next season.
Indeed, the Belgian recently admitted that he would be keen on a move to the Premier League.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham will act fast and open talks, with Castagne a target before his comments.
The source says Tottenham are watching the right-back closely and will open talks with his intermediaries.
The talks will initially attempt to ascertain Castagne’s interest in a move to Spurs, following his revelation.
Football Insider adds, however, that Spurs will not be alone in their transfer hunt. There is also interest from other Premier League clubs and from across Europe.
Belgium international Castagne made his international debut in 2018 and has two goals in seven games for his country.
TOTTENHAM CHASING REAL MADRID MAN?
In other news, Tottenham are reportedly keen on a move for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vasquez.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho worked with the player in his role as Madrid boss and reportedly wants a reunion.
Vazquez stepped up to the Los Blancos senior team in 2015 and has gone on to make 201 appearances, scoring 24 goals.
However, Vazquez has made just 14 LaLiga appearances this season – by far the lowest of his time at Real.