This summer is set to be one of the biggest in Tottenham Hotspur’s recent history as the club looks to improve on a disastrous 2020/21 campaign.
The disappointment for Spurs led to Jose Mourinho being sacked in April after the club crashed out of the Europa League and were too many points adrift in the Premier League table to challenge for a Champions League spot.
Daniel Levy had to act, and that he did, with Nuno Espirito Santo being appointed as the new boss of the first team, with wholesale changes being made behind the scenes as well.
Fabio Paratici, someone renowned around Europe for his contacts in the transfer market, was appointed as Tottenham’s new managing director.
Despite Paratici not making an official signing just yet, the 49-year-old Italian will have been very busy, with a host of new names being linked with a summer move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
One of those names is Jules Kounde of Sevilla, and according to reports in Italy, Spurs may be close to securing the signing of the France centre-back.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the north London club have reached an agreement with the Seville-based outfit for Kounde’s services, which includes a €30million (£25.5m) fee as well as Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez going the other way in return.
Di Marzio then states that Kounde is ‘thinking about it’ at the moment, with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar the current alternative, although he is not convinced that he wants to leave the San Siro.
Kounde, speaking back in May of this year, claimed it was almost certain he would be leaving the La Liga club over the summer.
“Regarding my future, it is certain that I will perhaps have to change clubs this summer, but nothing has been finalised yet, I have not decided anything,” he said. “My goal is, one day, to evolve into a great club to always try to progress, win trophies.
“To be able to start the season each year by telling yourself that the goal is win a particular trophy. I might have to move, but that’s not relevant today (preparing for France’s Euro 2020 campaign).
“I would say that perhaps when I arrived at Sevilla and started playing more and more, also with the arrival of the Champions League. It has always been something in my head. I have always believed in it, I have always worked for it. To have it.
“That objective in the sights meant that I was able to have the performances I did at Sevilla. Also, thanks to this club that helped me a lot and my team-mates who always pushed me.“
Source by Football London