After agreeing to a deal for Sheffield United forward Will Lankshear, Tottenham Hotspur is about to seal their eighth summer signing. In his first summer transfer window as Spurs’ head coach, Antonio Conte brought in a tonne of reinforcements and could save one for the long term.
After fighting off competition from the Premier League, Tottenham will acquire Lankshear for £2 million, according to Sky Sports. The highly regarded 17-year-other old’s suitors included Brentford, but Spurs are said to have “blown the Bees out of the water with an extremely enticing offer.”
After beginning the season, Lankshear, who was released by Arsenal last summer, will probably join Tottenham’s youth levels to continue his development.
But his hiring demonstrates that Conte, Daniel Levy, and Fabio Paratici want to create a club for the future as well as one that can contend this year.
Tottenham has given the Italian manager strong support after he helped the team return to the Champions League with a top-four finish in his first season in charge.
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In the group round, Spurs will play Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting CP, and Marseille and will definitely be optimistic of moving on to the knockout stages.
Regarding transfers out, Bryan Gil is awaiting approval to return to Valencia on loan, Harry Winks is close to joining Sampdoria, and Sergio Reguilon is anticipated to sign with Atletico Madrid. But Conte has emphasised how critical it is to replace players who wish to leave in order to keep his teams full.
He told reporters earlier this week: “We definitely need guys to come in if there are players that go out. The club is fully aware of how crucial it is for me to have a team with a few players in each position.
Sure, we want to make each and every player happy, but we also have to make the proper decisions for our club, for our team, so we’ll see what happens.”