Report: Alessandro Bastoni tells Inter he wants to join Tottenham
Alessandro Bastoni has now told Inter Milan that he wants to leave and join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to a report from 90min.
Bastoni appears to be Spurs’ top target in this window. Antonio Conte has reportedly been asking about the 23-year-old every day this summer.
And it seemed that a deal had moved closer. Reports on Tuesday claimed that Tottenham had opened talks with the Nerazzurri about a potential deal. Both Fabio Paratici and Conte want most of their signings in the ranks before the start of pre-season.
Spurs had few concerns about agreeing a fee for the £51 million-rated Italian. However, it was suggested that the sticking point may be whether Bastoni wants to leave San Siro.
It seems Bastoni has made a decision. And it is good news for Tottenham.
90min reports that Bastoni has now told Inter that he wants to join Tottenham. Getting the chance to be reunited with Conte has played a part in his decision.
Bastoni has told Inter he wants to join Tottenham
It appears that all of the pieces are falling into place for Tottenham. Previously, it was felt that convincing Bastoni to make the move was the biggest hurdle.
Spurs are ready to agree a fee. And it seems that talk of spending £51 million is not putting them off. So Bastoni wanting the move could lead to a huge breakthrough.
It also highlights the importance of Conte staying. Of course, the two have that prior relationship from his tenure at San Siro. But Bastoni is one of several incredibly talented players who will be particularly keen to join Tottenham because of Conte.
And he has now reportedly told Inter that he wants to go in the weeks ahead.
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