An exciting transfer update has emerged surrounding Tottenham Hotspur…
What’s the word?
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, we can expect many more signings in north London as the Lilywhites close in on a £25m swoop for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.
The Mali international is merely an announcement away from becoming a new Spurs player and in a fresh 11-word update on Twitter, the transfer guru revealed that it’s not over for the club just yet.
“It’s absolutely not over for Spurs, with more signings to come,” he said.
Exciting summer ahead
Bissouma is Tottenham’s third signing of the window so far, joining free agents Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan and Fraser Forster from Southampton as Antonio Conte’s latest arrivals.
He’ll add box-to-box steel to an already-packed engine room, with his former manager Chris Hughton waxing lyrical about the signing to The Athletic this week.
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“He’s a very talented player on the ball, happy to receive the ball in tight areas, and that’s why he can play in lots of different positions,” he explained. “The fee looks like really good business for Spurs. He has a lovely knack of receiving it and driving past players — whether a bit further forward or in that deeper role.”
And with sporting director Fabio Paratici gaining a £150m cash injection from the board, it’s no wonder we can expect to see more moves in the transfer market.
Spurs’ priority surely now lies at left centre-back, where full-back Ben Davies has done an astute job for Conte. The likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol have been linked.
A right wing-back wouldn’t go amiss either, with the Italian head coach seemingly unconvinced by Emerson Royal, and who knows how Matt Doherty will recover from his serious injury.
Elsewhere, the north Londoners could look to sign a forward to either partner or play backup to Harry Kane. He along with the other positions are important to fill as the club will be competing in the Champions League next term.
Strength in depth is crucial towards their chances of competing on all fronts but everyone around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should be buoyed, if not hugely ecstatic, by this update from Romano this week.
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