Spurs’ Summer Transfer Strategy Part Two: The Ins
In the last edition, we calculated that Spurs could have a whacking great £225m transfer cannon primed and ready to fire this summer, with the added revenue from player sales. Things never turn out quite as you expect with the reported figures, of course, but there’s no harm in visiting casinosdeutschland.com.de and having a guess at where that money might be spent.
Let’s crunch some numbers.
It’s no secret that Alessandro Bastoni is Antonio Conte’s number one target, but with the Italian centre-back making it clear he’d rather not leave Inter this summer, if it’s all the same to you, the Torino stopper looks like a formidable alternative. Nothing comes cheap these days and it’ll cost at least £50m to land the Serie A Defender of the Year.
It’s no secret that Spurs are on the lookout for a new right-back this summer, having had to rely far too much on the unpredictable force of nature that is Emerson Royal for most of last season. The North London club have emerged as the favourites to sign Middlesbrough’s highly-talented full-back, who is desperate to play European football next season, and £15m should be enough to secure the deal.
It’s no surprise that Conte is looking for a striker this summer. With the games set to come thick and fast with Spurs’ ascent into the European Big Leagues™, squad depth is a priority. No one wants to see Harry Kane burnt out by Christmas and Gabriel Jesus would represent a wonderful deputy in Kane’s absence. The Brazilian is more than capable of playing across the front three and would likely be available for around £40m.
One to file under: unlikely…but there’s a chance. You can’t have a Spurs transfer speculation piece without linking a player from one of Antonio Conte’s former clubs. The Inter midfield maestro would be an absolute coup for Spurs, a deal made that more difficult by Barella’s assurance that he’s happy in Milan. A £60m+ offer from Spurs, however, might be enough to swing things in their favour.
Things have gone rather well with Tottenham signing Juventus midfielders, and the Old Lady’s American box-to-box enforcer could be another inspired signing. Providing another layer of steel to Spurs’ already beefy midsection, the former Schalke midfielder would set them back at least £35m. Which is a relative pittance in today’s market for a 23-year-old.