Fabrizio Romano has a reputation for being on top of all the prospective transfer moves, across all of Europe’s top 5 leagues, which gives the Italian an edge on some of his rivals in the rumour sector.
Writing in his regular column for Caughtoffside.com, Fabrizio reveals that Spurs are absolutely in the mix for the signature of Leeds United’s Raphinha – as are Chelsea Football Club. Romano believes that fellow London outfit Arsenal could be the ones to watch, as Arteta is arguably the most in need of a Premier League striker.
Barça had agreed personal terms with the 25-year-old, but the proposed transfer fee was woefully low of Leeds’ number.
Spurs’ hunt for a striker has been an ongoing one, and to my mind, Daniel Levy lavishing a reported £65million on Raphina seems ambitious.
I take a view that THFC’s transfer activity has certainly reached an impasse, which to those of us used to Daniel Levy’s usual modus operandi, leaves us hopeful that Paractici and Conte are soon to pick up the slack, and that we’re not heading for a return to the ‘usual’ last minute routine.