The 2021/22 domestic campaign concluded last weekend and Tottenham Hotspur finished in fourth spot, and with that, secured a berth in the Champions League next season.
Spurs have now shifted their focus to the transfer window in order to provide Antonio Conte with a competitive squad.
TuttoMercatoWeb reported yesterday that a ‘summit was staged’ between Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici and club supremo, Daniel Levy, during which it was said Conte wants four to five new players.
There was no mention which players the north London club and their manager are looking at for this summer. Another report from TuttoMercatoWeb now provides more details on that.
For the midfield, ‘attention to the hypothesis’ of Tottenham signing AS Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana. It’s claimed he ‘could represent a solution between present and future’ for the Premier League side.
The 23-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side in 2020. Operating in the middle of the pitch and in defensive midfield position in the recently concluded season. He featured 42 times in all competitions, managing one goal and four assists in the process.
Fofana has a contract until 2024. TMW doesn’t detail whether Conte’s side have held talks with either the Frenchman or Monaco for a potential transfer.
Spurs are also ‘looking for an important defender’, where Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni and Torino’s Gleison Bremer are named as targets. They could also look at Inter’s Lautaro Martínez if Harry Kane were to leave the club this summer.