Ahead of the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Juventus ace Matthijs de Ligt as Antonio Conte aims to strengthen his defence.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham have set their sights on signing the Dutch defensive star in January from Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
Consiering Fabio Paratici’s connections to the Serie A and Juventus in particular, it is not too surprising to see that Paratici has said to Spurs chiefs that he believes a deal can be done for the defender.
Furthermore, the report adds that the priority of Paratici and Conte is to sign at least one top-class centre-back in January to compete with the likes of Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon for a starting berth within Conte’s first choice XI.
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After hearing about this, many Spurs fans have subsequently taken to Twitter to voice their opinion:
What did these Spurs fans make of the transfer link?
“I need it”
“Cook for me Paratici”
“I’d give my left leg for this to happen”
“Stuff of dreams”
Antonio Conte has clearly demanded a new centre-back readymade in quality, as the Italian seeks bring some stability to his side’s backline. The former Juventus, Italy Chelsea Inter manager is gearing up for his second game against Leeds United this weekend, after starting his tenure with a goalless draw against Everton at Goodison Park.