Alasdair Gold has told his YouTube channel that Tottenham Hotspur believe they will have few problems securing a deal for Alessandro Bastoni, the only issue being whether the Inter Milan star feels ready to move to the Premier League.
Tottenham have their first signing through the door. Ivan Perisic has joined the club on a free transfer. And fans expect the Croatian to be the first in a long line to join this window.
Perhaps Perisic might not even be the last Inter player to join Spurs this summer. Tottenham have been linked with Lautaro Martinez. But they also want Bastoni.
In fact, reports have claimed that Antonio Conte believes Bastoni could become one of the best in the world in his position. And he instructed Tottenham to sign him whatever the cost. The Nerazzurri are said to value Bastoni at £51million.
Inter would surely like to keep the Italy international. But Gold suggested Tottenham were optimistic they could reach an agreement on the terms of a potential transfer for Bastoni. However, there are fears the 23-year-old thinks the time might not be right to leave San Siro.
“We know that Alessandro Bastoni is the centre-back’s best target and Tottenham are trying to do that. It’s in an interesting place right now,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“I think Tottenham think they will be able to sort out salaries, fees and things like that. I don’t think they really see that as a problem.
“The only problem at the moment is that Bastoni himself thinks it’s the right time in his career to come to the Premier League. I understand that he wants to play for Antonio Conte again one day. At the moment he is only 23. He is very happy at Inter Milan and how things are going.
A problem as Tottenham are ready to move for Bastoni
As Gold suggests, it’s really hard to say how Bastoni will see a move to Tottenham. He will definitely have chances to leave Inter in the future if he continues to develop.
But it’s an exciting time to join Spurs. They made tremendous progress under Conte. And it should be a major summer for the club.
Conte will want to have a team that isn’t just chasing a top-four finish. They also have a Champions League campaign to look forward to.
So, if Spurs meet Inter’s fee demands, Bastoni will definitely have a lot to think about.
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