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Report: Tottenham, Newscastle United fighting to land Inter Milan defender in January
By Eddie Razo -

The January transfer window opens in a few weeks, and Tottenham appears to have prioritized bringing in a central defender that will allow manager Antonio Conte to play his three at the back system. 

According to the Daily Mail (via Sempre Inter), Newcastle United and Tottenham are fighting to land Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij. The Two Premier League clubs want to land the Netherlands international this January. 

The 29-year-old’s contract expires in 2023, and he has yet to agree to a contract extension with the Serie A club. As a result, a good offer could sway Inter Milan into departing with the defender and allow him to reunite with Conte. 

With Spurs having Conte as their manager, it should give them the upper hand over Newcastle United. The Inter Milan defender would also not need too much time to adjust, considering he’d be familiar with what Conte demands on the pitch. 

Also, The Magpies are fighting to get out of the relegation zone, so perhaps that might disinterest de Vrij. 

Tags Inter Milan Newcastle United NewsNow Stefan de Vrij Tottenham Hotspur
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Cali
Cali
1 month ago

Enic/Levy fighting with the richest club in the world what a joke, guess what the financial year of Tottenham came out today the year 2021 we made £80.1 mill loss what a coincidence lol

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

We’re playing 3 at the back and how many CB’s and potential CB’s have we got? We need to address the attacking problem, when Kane gets crocked who replaces him? Where is our playmaker so we can actually create some chances? Priorities.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago

I agree, I don’t think £50m on a centre half is addressing the biggest problem at the moment, for me it would be a top class creative box-to-box kind of player, like Bellignham (no chance lol) or Loftus-Cheek who seems to be turning it on at the moment.

Someone to partner Hoj who can get stuck in but also has the capability to start and/or join an attack. Skippy doesn’t seem to really be ticking the second box.

Plus if we’re sticking with this system we’ll need someone better than Doherty as backup for Royal

at large
at large
1 month ago

I agree too. We have enough cover at CB. Rodon could be decent and he can’t get in the team. It would be nice to have a true leftfooted CB other than Davies though. We desperately need a creative center mid- can Ericsson play in England? Another big striker that can hold up play and cover for Harry. And some work on set pieces on both sides of the ball. Other than that…

at large
at large
1 month ago
Reply to  at large

Would also be nice to add a few for the future to go along with Sarr, Gil, Sess and Skippy. Why not give the Blues a call and see if they’ll take some “experienced players” (ie deadweight) like Doherty that could keep them in the Championship and a truckload of cash for young Jobe?

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

January is going to be a tough window with keeper, cb, mid and striker needing players. Midfielder has become the priority but with the way Paratici allegedly works some deals need to be lined up and just put over the line on the first few days of January or we could come up seriously short.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

An experienced central defender would have to be the one if we get nobody else. Seeing as Antonio plays three at the back. Hard to obtain quality mid season though.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Adding quality is key, I think that was a poch though as well.
Aim will be build that talent for the 2023/24 season for a title crack. I could believe that will be in the rationale for any purchases.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

My only concern for the January window is what kind of silly money and wages Newcastle will throw at players which could de-rail some deals we could be in for

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

The spine of any team is the key. New keeper for Lloris, preferably British to benefit our quota requirements. De Ligt of Juve rather than de Vrij and Frenkie de Jong of Barca who need the funds under Xavi. Vlahovic as back up to Kane would be the icing on the cake but I’m not holding my breath!

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Blimey, this is ambitious for the whole of 2022, let alone just January! 🙂

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
1 month ago

getting on for 2 years left & 29 years old
doesnt fit the profile at all
let him go to the north east and sample life in the Championship

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