Tottenham Hotspur wants to improve their midfield and central defense over the next couple of transfer windows.
This past summer, the north London-based club added Pape Matar Sarr from FC Metz but allowed the teenager to stay another season with the French club. Furthermore, they brought in Cristian Romero from Atalanta BC to anchor their backline.
Nonetheless, Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici and newly appointed manager Antonio Conte are ready to fix the position and add a partner alongside Romero. According to 90min, Conte gave the green light for Tottenham to push ahead with moves of AC Milan duo Franck Kessié and Alessio Romagnoli.
Both of these players’ contracts expire in June, and they can leave on a free transfer, so unless Milan can secure contract extensions by January, they’ll have to ponder selling them and not lose them without much.
If Milan chooses not to sell, Tottenham could ink those players to pre-contracts that will kick in next season. However, 90min adds that Milan isn’t ready to give up on trying to sign both players to long-term deals.
If Milan can land both those players with Sarr’s addition next season, Tottenham will have a revamped midfield and perhaps their partnership on defense for the next few years in Romero and Romagnoli.