Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori has been linked with a move away from the Italian club.
According to a report from Oggi Sport Notizie, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on the player and they will face competition from Italian giants Juventus.
The 21-year-old has been a key performer for Bologna and his performances have attracted the attention of the top clubs. The report claims that he has ‘come to the attention’ of multiple clubs including Spurs and Juventus.
It will be interesting to see if the two sides decide to come forward with an official proposal to sign him at the end of the season.
Calafiori could prove to be a solid, long-term investment for Tottenham. They need another reliable central defender to complete their defensive unit.
They have three reliable defenders in Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven and Radu Dragusin. They need another central defender so that they can rotate the squad freely.
Calafiori certainly has the quality to succeed in English football and it remains to be seen where he ends up. A move to Juventus will be an attractive option for the player as well. He would get to compete at a high level and stay in his homeland.
A move to England would be a major challenge for him and the 21-year-old would need time to adapt. Also, he would need to fight for his place in the starting lineup. He is unlikely to be a guaranteed starter.
With that said, he could be a very useful option to have. He is capable of operating as the left back as well. His versatility could be very handy for Spurs and Ange Postecoglou.