Even though they have already brought in six players, Tottenham Hotspur still wants to add two more players. However, they will first concentrate on player departures, according to a report.
One of the teams with the most activity so far in the summer transfer season is Tottenham. Prior to this, it was well known that Antonio Conte would seek a high price. So far, the club has done its utmost to comply with his requests.
They added Djed Spence as their sixth acquisition for the summer on Tuesday. He entered the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, and Clement Lenglet.
As a result, Spurs have improved at both wing-back positions as well as the defence, midfield, and attack centres, and they have also added a solid backup goalkeeper.
The Evening Standard claims that Conte would want to add two more players. They could explore adding another defender and search for a “creative attacker.”
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But first, they need to let go of some of their current players. The only player they have sold thus far who was a member of their first-team roster at the end of the previous season is Steven Bergwijn. The Standard has then identified eight people who are particularly vulnerable.
By leaving out Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele, and Giovani Lo Celso from their preseason tour in South Korea, Tottenham has already given some hints. There is space for all four transfers.
According to the Standard, Japhet Tanganga, Bryan Gil, Matt Doherty, and Emerson Royal are four more people in danger.
Fabio Paratici, the managing director, is already in Italy to discuss Tanganga and Gil’s departures. The former is being pursued by AC Milan, and Paratici will speak with Sampdoria about the latter.
For the other six, no possible suitors were mentioned. The quartet that were passed over for preseason, though, have all been linked to other clubs in reports from other sources.
Doherty and Emerson now have Spence to contend with for the right-back position. Conte also made a suggestion that Lucas Moura’s job may be modified to include that. Therefore, one or both of the current right-back possibilities may change.
Tottenham could balance books
Spurs would benefit financially if they were to sell their eight undesired players in addition to Bergwijn, Jack Clarke, and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
They are all great athletes, or else they wouldn’t be playing for a team like Tottenham in the first place. They just do not fit into Conte’s ideas, though.
If everyone is allowed to depart, perhaps the two further signings they are considering would satisfy the manager.
It would entail that they would have hired eight new people and fired a comparable number. It would be a good window from both a footballing and professional standpoint.