Tottenham are reportedly in contact with the agent of Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan over replacing Sergio Reguilon in Antonio Conte’s squad.
Spurs have already made an incredible start to their business this summer, landing Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Clement Lenglet. However, they are not done there, with several outgoings expected and potentially a couple more incomings.
Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence remains a major target for the right wing-back slot. But, despite signing Perisic to play on the left, it appears that Conte also wants Estupinan to replace Reguilon.
The Spain international is being tipped to head back to his homeland and join Sevilla.
Reguilon made a bright start to life in north London. However, his game has dropped off significantly and Conte is clearly not a fan.
So much so that Villarreal star Estupinan could become the latest addition in north London.
The 24-year-old still has five years remaining on his contract in Spain. However, CBS claimed just last month that Spurs were in ‘advanced in talks’ with the defender.
And now Spanish newspaper El Periodico Mediterraneo (via Sport Witness) states that Conte wants Estupinan as his new left wing-back.
The report adds that Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici has already ‘started contacts’ with the player’s agent and ‘will move for him’, as soon as they ‘find a solution’ for Reguilon.
Lo Celso could be used as Estupinan bait
Talent scout Jacek Kulig previously dubbed Estupinan as ‘one of the best left-backs in La Liga’. While there are also reports that Giovani Lo Celso could be used as part of a swap deal for.
Lo Celso impressed on loan at Villarreal last season and Unai Emery is keen on a permanent switch for the player.
A swap deal certainly makes sense, given that Estupinan will not come cheap. The Ecuador international is currently valued at around £17.7million on transfermarkt. However, is sure to cost more than that given the number of years left on his contract.
Conte’s current plan is to use Perisic on the left-side of his midfield four. However, the Croatian arrived in north London with an injury and at 33 years of age it would be a gruelling ask to expect him to cope with the rigours of Premier League and Champions League in that position.
Estupinan is noted for his attacking qualities, despite only notching two assists last season. However, he would be another strong addition to an impressive summer transfer window for Tottenham so far.