Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has been sharing his knowledge on all the latest incomings and departures in the world of football on the Last Word On Spurs YouTube channel.
Discussing potential arrivals at Tottenham Hotspur this summer, Romano revealed Fabio Paratici’s ‘love’ for a certain midfielder Spurs have been linked with in the past couple of months.
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Romano revealed Tottenham’s director of football has shown previous interest in the Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away, as interest has also been coming from the other half of north London for a number of seasons now, with Arsenal said to be a fan of the 23-year-old.
Discussing Paratici’s admiration for the midfielder, Romano had the following to say on the director of football’s attempt to buy Aouar previously at Juventus.
“Aouar is a player that in the next 15 days maybe he can have some opportunity with Premier League [clubs], because he’s prepared to leave Lyon.
“And Fabio Paratici – I can give you this like behind-the-scenes – wanted to sign him at Juventus last summer. They were like deciding [Federico] Chiesa or Aouar. Different positions, but they were needing to invest on one single player.
“Andrea Pirlo wanted Chiesa and Paratici wanted Chiesa, so it was a good deal for Juventus. But Aouar was a serious option and Paratici has always been in love with this player, so I will keep an eye on Aouar if it is not this summer, maybe in the future for Tottenham.”
TIF Thoughts on Aouar to Spurs…
On paper, this is a move that could make a lot of sense for Tottenham this summer, who are said to be looking to purchase another midfielder before the end of the window.
Ultimately, it will likely come down to cost. However, if Spurs were able to secure a deal for the Frenchman, then they will be getting a midfielder who has been in high demand from other Premier League sides.
However, this would bring further question marks over the future of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who is said to be considering his future with the club.
Would further competition in midfield push Ndombele out of the door? Or would the arrival of a former teammate boost his morale at the north London club?