Destiny Udogie says he's very happy to complete Tottenham move
Destiny Udogie has told Tuttomercatoweb that he is very happy as he closes in on sealing his move to Tottenham Hotspur, and suggested that he is convinced that Antonio Conte will help him improve.
Udogie has looked set to be Spurs’ next signing for some time. Reports this week claimed that Fabio Paratici has seen off competition from Manchester City for the ‘extraordinary’ 19-year-old.
Tottenham will spend £21 million on the teenager. And Tuttomercatoweb reports that he will sign his contract in North London in the coming hours.
However, Spurs fans will have to wait some time before he gets the chance to play for the club. Udogie will make an immediate return to Italy and spend the season on loan with Udinese.
But ahead of the move, the youngster was full of excitement about getting the deal across the line. He also suggested that he is looking forward to working with Conte.
“I’m very happy. It’s a good feeling to go to the Premier League, work with Conte, sign with Tottenham. I am convinced that with Mr Conte I will be able to grow again. For now it is also important to stay with Udinese, I want to have a good season,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.
Udogie very happy ahead of Tottenham move
It arguably says a lot about how highly Tottenham rate Udogie that they are ready to sign him one year in advance.
This summer is a huge one for the club. So using some of their budget on someone who will not play for them this season is not necessarily ideal.
But Tottenham clearly see Udogie having a massive future. And they want to ensure that he cannot head elsewhere.
They are parting with a considerable fee for a player with fewer than 50 appearances in Serie A under his belt. And they will not have him in their ranks this season.
That would certainly suggest that Tottenham see a £21 million fee as a potential bargain.
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