Tottenham Hotspur prospect Destiny Udogie is being praised once again over in Italy as he prepares for the switch to England.
Tottenham pounced with a very clever deal over the summer as they secured Udinese talent Udogie.
Fabio Paratici spotted Udogie’s huge potential and pounced to secure his signature in a deal worth £15million rising to £18million.
Tottenham took a very long-term view with Udogie though, immediately sending him back to Udinese on loan for the season.
That way, Tottenham made sure Udogie was theirs for the 2023-24 season and beyond rather than fighting many other clubs for him this coming summer.
A hugely exciting wing back with an enormous future ahead of him, Udogie looks to be one of Paratici’s most exciting additions at Tottenham.
Tottenham-bound Destiny Udogie hailed by Udinese boss
Just days ago, the Italian media were fawning over Udogie as Tuttomercatoweb suggested that he is so fast that he is just ‘uncatchable’ down the left flank.
That was against Empoli and Udogie faced a much tougher test on Saturday as Udinese faced Juventus.
Juventus couldn’t break Udinese down with Udogie on the pitch but did end up finding a winner once he had been substituted.
Udinese boss Andrea Sottil has now offered his praise for Udogie after his performance against Juve.
Sottil told Tuttomercatoweb that Udogie is just ‘extraordinary’, even if he can improve defensively and in terms of getting the ball into the box quicker.
Sottil added that Udogie was only fit enough to play just over a hour, but hailed the youngster’s development this season.
“He is extraordinary, he has to take care of the defensive phase and sometimes try to put fast balls in the middle without touching the ball too many times,” said Sottil. “Today he had a limited playing time, it must be managed because he had a delicate injury. We recovered him for tonight with a reduced playing time, but he has grown a lot,” he added.
This is all working pretty perfectly for Tottenham.
If Udogie was in the Tottenham squad right now, he would be fighting with Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon for playing time.
That would most likely result in Udogie sitting on the sidelines and barely playing, just like Djed Spence.
Instead, Udogie is playing, thriving and developing ahead of starting his Tottenham career in the summer.
If he can have this kind of impact in the Premier League, Udogie will become a Tottenham superstar in no time.