A busy summer of transfer dealings awaits new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Portuguese coach is looking to freshen his new squad up and close the gap between them and last season’s top four, with Spurs having finished outside the coveted UEFA Champions League spots in each of the last two campaigns.
New director of football Fabio Paratici will be looking to outsmart the market and bring in established players that can have an instant impact in the English top-flight.
One way of doing this could be to target players from Serie A, given he spent 11 years with Italian giants Juventus before joining the north London club last month.
Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu as a deal looks to be progressing, albeit slowly, for the Japanese international.
Another defender from Serie A that they have been heavily linked with is Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, someone who Tottenham have been reportedly interested in since last summer.
With Davinson Sanchez’s and Toby Alderweireld’s futures both in doubt, Spurs could offload the duo and replace them with Skriniar and Tomiyasu in what would surely be a huge upgrade for an erratic defender and a 32-year-old respectively.
The Nerazzurri also have to sell several key players this summer given their financial troubles – which may mean that Skriniar could be available on the cheap in the coming weeks.
The 26-year-old could be the perfect ball-playing centre-half that Tottenham have been crying out for as he registered 4.02 progressive passes and 4.32 progressive carries per 90 minutes last term.
Comparatively, no Spurs centre-back managed to score more than 2.36 in either of these categories.
Source by Football London