Tottenham need just €10m to solve nagging issue by signing Serie A star ‘really liked’ by Antonio Conte
Tottenham Hotspur have learned an affordable price tag for a long-term target who could become the solution to one of their biggest problems, according to a report.
Going into the January transfer window, one area Tottenham might want to reinforce is right-back. They currently have Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty and Djed Spence at their disposal there. That said, none of them have particularly convinced.
Emerson has played in the position most often this season, but doubts remain about his ability. Doherty, meanwhile, faces an uncertain future, and Spence might have a few questions about his place in the plans after only arriving in the summer.
Even so, another new recruit might be on the way in 2023. Tottenham are one of the clubs taking a look at Inter Milan wing-back Denzel Dumfries, for example. But there might be a cheaper solution elsewhere in Serie A.
According to Tuttosport, Torino’s Wilfried Singo is someone who is “really liked” by Antonio Conte.
What’s more, he could be available at a promising price. His contract with Torino only runs until 2024, so although they want to extend his stay, his current employers acknowledge that it could soon be a good time to cash in on him.
In fact, they would only be asking for a fee between €10million and €12million to let him go. As things stand, Tottenham might only have to pay somewhere between £8.6million and £10.3million to get their man.
What’s more, reports elsewhere are indicating that Torino have already lined up a replacement for Singo.
According to Toro News, their head coach Ivan Juric wants them to pursue his compatriot, Josip Juranovic.
The Celtic full-back has been linked with a few Premier League clubs thanks to his form up in Scotland. However, he might have something to think about in Italy instead.
Torino are believed to be in contact with Celtic over a deal. Although, they are aware his value might have gone up after his performances at the World Cup.
Wilfried Singo could solve Tottenham issue
Should they get the signing over the line, though, it might push Singo one step closer to Tottenham.
Due to turn 22 on Christmas Day, Singo should be one for the future. He has 86 appearances to his name for Torino to date, including 78 in Serie A, so may be more ready to contribute in the top flight than Spence has been, for instance.
It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Spurs going back into the Serie A market as well. Ever since Fabio Paratici took the reins as director of football, and even more so when Conte followed as head coach, there has been an Italian theme to their transfer activity.
Singo could be the next to follow. Indeed, Spurs should be giving serious thought to him at that price.
The Ivory Coast international might need time to adapt to the Premier League. But he stepped up to Serie A standard at a young age and certainly has plenty of potential.
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