Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign out of the transfer window in the perfect way with a much-needed reinforcement.
Tottenham Hotspur have been fairly active this transfer window with great players joining the north London side led by Jose Mourinho. Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon are the players set to play for the club for the 2020-2021 season and another addition has been made with Bnefica player Carlos Vinicius joining the side on a loan deal with an option to buy for 41 million euros. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty also signed earlier from fellow Premier League sides.
After the injuries and disappointments of last season, Mourinho’s side finally looks capable of competing for trophies this season. Spurs’ defeat of Manchester United by a 6-1 margin clearly showed that the squad has enough ambition to realistically challenge for silverware this season, but their defensive issues persisted after yet another penalty having been conceded and the record of no clean sheet this season extending by yet another match.
After bringing reinforcements in the attack, the Lilywhites plan to improve the backline with a star signing. According to reports, the Special One is set to make the sixth signing for this transfer window in Inter Milan’s defender Milan Skriniar. The Premier League side have been interested in the Slovakian for quite some while and have long since been inquiring about a move regarding the player.
The two teams had failed to reach a middle ground regarding the transfer, so now Tottenham will be making a fresh attempt and propose a new deal to bring in the 25-year-old. Antonio Conte’s side have already started looking for replacements for the talented centre-back and Conte seems interested in acquiring the former Manchester United player, Chris Smalling. The English international had been fantastic for AS Roma recently and would make a fine addition for the Nerrazzuri.
But, the whole move is dependent on the funds gathered from the Skriniar move. Roma place an asking price of 18 million euros on Smalling and Tottenham seem to be offering around 30 million for Skriniar. However, Inter are not content and would be looking to sell the Slovakian for a fee around the ballpark of 50 million euros.
This time around Spurs and Inter would both be flexible with their demands with the Serie A giants willing to go a little lower than their asking price and the Lilywhites increasing their initial offer. Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur have had managerial changes in their teams with title winning coaches being appointed in 2019. After a few displays of excellence last season, major improvements in their squads will make it interesting to see where the two teams could end up at the end of the 2020-2021 season.