'Definitely': Agent claims Tottenham could be about to sign a 'guaranteed superstar'
Italian super-agent Roberto De Fanti has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur think Alessandro Bastoni is a guaranteed superstar.
Spurs have been on the lookout for a left-sided central defender for a while now. Ben Davies has done a phenomenal job in that position, but Antonio Conte wants an upgrade there, and his side have been linked with plenty of players over the last few months.
Bastoni, however, seems to be Tottenham’s top target this summer. The Inter Milan defender knows Conte really well thanks to their time together at the San Siro, and although it won’t be easy to sign him, it looks like Spurs really have a chance of pulling this off.
Here’s what De Fanti has had to say about Spurs’ interest in signing Bastoni this summer.
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Tottenham think Alessandro Bastoni is a guaranteed superstar
The Italian super-agent wrote in his column on CaughtOffside: “This deal (Bastoni to Tottenham) might happen. I wouldn’t be surprised, at all, if it did.
“He wouldn’t come cheap, we’re talking the same kind of sums that Manchester United paid Leicester City for Harry Maguire, but it is definitely a transfer that could materialise.
“Inter Milan really needs to sell some players by June 30 in order to balance their finances and Bastoni is exactly the type of player Antonio Conte wants – he is a young centre-back, also a senior international and is left-footed.
“When it comes to signing Bastoni, clubs, especially Tottenham Hotspur, know that although he is only 23-years-old, they would be signing a guaranteed superstar – he really is that good.”
Bastoni really is a fantastic young defender.
Under Conte in the 2020/21 campaign, the centre-half made 41 appearances in all competitions and played a massive part in helping Inter Milan win the Scudetto – their first in 11 years.
He has been brilliant since Conte’s departure as well, but for him to reach that next level in his career, he has to take on a new challenge in a league that’s superior to the Italian top-flight.
A move to the Premier League and Tottenham would be fantastic for Bastoni. He will really be tested here and under Conte, he could take his game to a whole new level and become one of the best defenders in the country.
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