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Antonio Conte appointment could help Tottenham land Milan Skriniar

Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with the Tottenham job and landing him could help the club land a signing they desperately crave.

The former Chelsea manager has held positive talks with Spurs, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Conte is a proven Premier League manager. During his two years at the club, he won the Premier League and the FA Cup, making him a decent appointment for Tottenham.

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He has just ended Juventus’ long-standing reign at the top of Serie A by leading Inter to the title and as a result, he’d be a coup for any Premier League club.

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Conte’s reputation could help Spurs in the transfer market. As a result, the club could land a target they urgently need

Standout enforcer

Milan Skriniar is a long-term target of Tottenham’s. He was linked with a move to North London during the summer of 2020 but stayed in Milan.

The Inter star has helped the club win Serie A relatively easily and he’s exactly what Tottenham need.

In all competitions during 2020/21, the Slovakian made 39 appearances and scored three goals.

During his time with the Italian giants, he has played 167 times and is valued at £54 million.

Skriniar is strong, composed and fantastic in the air. If anything, he’s everything Spurs are lacking at the back right now.

Defensive concerns

Tottenham’s options at the heart of the back four simply aren’t up to scratch.

Eric Dier has been hapless at times, losing his England place ahead of Euro 2020 and he’s not the only player to have struggled.

The usually reliable Toby Alderweireld hasn’t endured a good season and at 32 that’s a cause for concern.

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Davinson Sanchez also doesn’t look up to standard to get Spurs challenging for trophies and a new defender is needed. He has never really lived up to his £42 million transfer fee and the club could cut their losses.

Tottenham have Joe Rodon as the up-and-coming future star but the club now needs an established defender.

With that in mind, they have to pursue Skriniar. He fits that criteria and as a result, appointing Conte could seriously tempt the international into a North London switch.

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