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Report: A major hurdle is stopping Tottenham from pursuing Inter Milan defender

By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur is keen on upgrading their backline this summer with plenty of candidates to fill this role ahead of their upcoming season, which will see them play in the UEFA Champions League. 

Cristian Romero and Eric Dier have two of the three central defender positions, but the north London club will be looking for a third player to go alongside the duo. Reports suggest that Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni is the number one target. 

Tuttomercatoweb reports that the Serie A club would like to keep Batoni, but they would put themselves at the negotiating table in the face of a huge offer. However, the Italian media outlet adds that Spurs have an issue with the asking price.

Inter Milan reportedly wants a fee between €60-million and €70-million for the 23-year-old defender. Furthermore, Tottenham isn’t the only Premier League club keen on the defender as Manchester United is also in on the Italy international. 

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
3 months ago

I did wonder if we would go back for Skriniar but I see his value is e65m which is even higher than Bastoni.

As for Manure………………………..lol

coys1882
coys1882
3 months ago

I refuse to believe anything printed in the media, as it is mostly complete and utter speculation, or downright lies, unless there are direct (verifiable) quotes attached to it! The price reportedly quoted for Bastoni, by Inter, is a little on the high side, but not wholly unreasonable. The asking price of 60 million euros = 51 million GBP.

I believe the total package for Romero added up to a reported 46 million GBP, however Bastoni is left footed, hence a premium would be expected. This would seem about fair as the entry point to negotiations. The fact is Spurs … a) can afford it … and … b) will negotiate down the up front costs with add ons and bonuses.

Just for once, as I suspect this is Conte and Paratici’s top target, I don’t expect Levy to hassle, quibble and protract the purchase to the last day of the transfer window. If the figures are as reported, I think this one gets completed with uncommon celerity for a major signing, with Levy reining in his habitual compulsion to haggle interminably over the minutiae!

Last edited 3 months ago by coys1882
judge
judge
3 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Nice to see/read a genuinely felt post. I believe we are in a position to strangle every last halfpenny from the Boardroom at the moment.
And would be good not to keep reading media speculation on players who have no intention of coming here.
We now have a man, Conte , who does have a Midas touch , players previously unmoved by an approach from Spurs , are now at least ‘thinking about it’ . That is purely down to the Conte effect , the ‘pull’ of CL football and maybe a Chairman who’s possibly ‘getting’ what its like for the real fan .
For now things are looking up but we must consolidate on this improved position , I love Spurs and want us to take this golden opportunity……………………..C O Y S !!!!!!!

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