Fabio Paratici’s latest move in the transfer market could turn out to be a masterstroke for Tottenham Hotspur - opinion
Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on their seventh signing of the summer as Udinese full-back Destiny Udogie looks set to be the latest summer addition. And the move could turn out to be a masterstroke from Fabio Paratici.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Spurs have agreed a deal with the Italian club worth more than £16.7 million and Udogie will remain at Udinese on a one-year loan for the current season.
The move to send the 19-year-old back to Serie A for a year to gain more experience could turn out to be a brilliant idea from Tottenham’s transfer guru Paratici.
Spurs have already brought in a left wing-back in Ivan Perisic this summer after snapping up the Croatian veteran on a free transfer.
And with Ryan Sessegnon also performing well in the position after grabbing his first Premier League goal for the club against Southampton on Saturday, Conte looks to have the position well covered.
By allowing Udogie to remain on loan in Serie A, where he performed brilliantly last season, the youngster can continue his progression and gain more valuable experience before officially joining up with the Spurs team.
Paratici move could be a masterstroke
The Italian wing-back has shown brilliant promise in Italy so far and will now play every week for Udinese over the coming season.
If Udogie had joined up with the Spurs team this summer, his gametime would have most likely been very limited due to Sessegnon and Perisic.
The Italy U21 international is clearly a player with plenty of promise as he scored five goals and assisted three times from left-back in Serie A last season.
With another year of first-team football under his belt in Italy this season, the youngster will be in a much better position to challenge for a starting place in Conte’s side next season.
After the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough this summer, Paratici has seemingly lined up two wing-backs that could become top players for Spurs in the future.
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