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Journalist confirms £34m-rated South American is being ‘courted’ by Tottenham

By Saikat -

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the move for the Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie.

The 22-year-old central defender has established himself as an important player for the Bundesliga outfit, but they are prepared to sell him in the summer for a fee of around £34 million.

Journalist Christian Falk has now revealed on CaughtOffside that Tottenham are tracking the defender ahead of the summer transfer window and they could look to make a move for him.

“So far, the league leaders have a strong squad from positions one to 18,” the head of football at the BILD Group informed CaughtOffside in his exclusive Fact Files column.

“If Jonathan Tah stays, another central defender may want to leave to play at another club: Piero Hincapié (22).

“The Ecuadorian is being courted by English clubs like Tottenham. Transfer fee: at least €40m, which Simon Rolfes and Xabi Alonso could immediately invest in the new team.”

The Ecuador international has proven his quality with club and country and he is certainly good enough for the Premier League. He could help Spurs improve defensively and his versatility will be an added bonus for them. Hincapie can operate as a central defender as well as the left back.

The reported asking price seems reasonable for a player of ability and potential. The 22-year-old is likely to improve further with coaching and experience. He could easily justify the investment in the coming seasons.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 12: Piero Hincapie of Leverkusen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart at BayArena on February 12, 2022 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Hincapie might fancy Tottenham switch

A move to the Premier League will be an exciting step up for him, and he will look to prove himself at the highest level. Tottenham have an exciting project and they could provide him with the platform to compete for trophies.

Ange Postecoglou has recently admitted that Tottenham needs another central defender and the 22-year-old seems like the ideal fit for them. Apart from his qualities as a defender, he is very good with his passing and he could be the ideal fit for Tottenham’s style of play. He will help them build from the back and initiate counter-attacking situations from the deep.

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