Late last week, Tottenham were brought into the fold in the race to sign Joaquin Correa from Lazio.
The Argentine has allegedly been ‘identified’ by Maurizio Sarri as the player he’s happy to sacrifice in the current squad, per Corriere dello Sport, suggesting he doesn’t enter his plans going forward.
That has drawn out a few potential suitors, including Tottenham, who now have Fabio Paratici as their director of football to plan transfers for the summer.
To see Correa named alongside Spurs following their recent appointment isn’t really a surprise, since the Italian chief already tried to sign the Argentine last year while in charge at Juventus, but Lazio, who still had Simone Inzaghi as their manager back then, turned down his two-year loan offer with a mandatory clause to buy at €40m.
Fast forward to Monday, and Tottenham continue to be thrown into the mix, with both Corriere dello Sport and Il Tempo naming them as suitors.
The aim at Lazio is to try and sign Julian Brandt from Borussia Dortmund, and Correa’s sale would help fund that, with both Tottenham and Arsenal reported as being ‘after’ the player by the former of the two newspapers.
As for Il Tempo, their stance focuses more on Arsenal, but they do add that both Tottenham and West Ham are also interested in the Argentina international.
There’s no mention of how much it would cost to sign him, but one thing is almost certain: if someone offers Lazio €40m in a deal for Correa this summer, just like Paratici did a year ago, they would consider it far more this time around.