Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has not been shy in terms of signing players for the north London club.
A handful of those players have arrived from clubs in Serie A, a league where Conte has spent a significant period of his career managing.
One player brought in from Italy that has become an important figure for the Lilywhites is Dejan Kulusevski.
After starting just five league games for Juventus at the start of the previous Serie A campaign, the winger joined Spurs during the 2022 January transfer window and has since gone on to make 40 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring seven goals and providing 14 assists.
Looking towards the next transfer window, one player that the north London club have been linked with this week that could see Conte replicate the masterstroke he pulled off with Kulusevski is Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio.
Following the Spanish club’s midweek Champions League match against Liverpool, Asensio has started just nine of the 30 games he has featured in this season.
This puts him in a similar position Kulusevski was in at Juventus in terms of not being a consistent starter before finding himself at Tottenham.
However, despite playing less than half the amount of league minutes this season than the Spurs star, the Spaniard has still shown how much of an impressive attacking figure he is.
Would Marco Asensio be a good signing for Spurs?
For example, the 27-year-old has racked up a higher rate of expected goals than Kulusevski (3.7 vs 1.4) as well as a higher percentage of shots on target (37.5% vs 30.4%).
In terms of a potential move to Tottenham, the £167k-per-week attacker could well be open to starting a new chapter in his career in the Premier League and working with Conte if he may have a better chance at playing regularly.
As it stands, the Spaniard, whose contract expires in July, is yet to sign a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu and expressed his unhappiness over his playing time last summer.
With all of that in mind, if Spurs sense an opportunity to sign the Spain international in the next summer transfer window, they should definitely explore the possibility of doing so.