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Report: Brighton now pushing to sign ‘really good’ player, after claims Conte told Tottenham Hotspur to go and get him
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Report: Brighton now pushing to sign ‘really good’ player, after claims Conte told Tottenham Hotspur to go and get him

Brighton and Hove Albion are pushing to sign Pervis Estupinan after Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte wanted the bring in the defender.

According to The Express, Brighton have had progressive talks with Villarreal and hope the left-back will arrive in England this week for a medical.

A deal of around £15m is close to being finalised and will see Estupinan arrive as a replacement for Marc Cucurella after the Spaniard joined Chelsea.

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Earlier in the window, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte had told the club to go and sign Estupinan, as he was a big fan of the Ecuadorian international.

However, a deal never materialised and the full-back’s most likely destination now appears to be the south coast.

Brighton pushing to sign Estupinan

A move for Estupinan at point in the window wouldn’t make sense for Tottenham.

Although reports of Conte’s interest in Estupinan came after the signing of Ivan Perisic, Spurs would be overly subscribed with left-backs had the 24-year-old been signed.

Perisic has yet to start for Tottenham, with Ryan Sessegnon given the nod in their opening two Premier League matches, and Ben Davies also an option to cover the left-hand side if needed.

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It’s an exciting sign for Brighton with Conte being a fan of the defender, and Graham Potter’s side are quickly becoming experts at finding hidden gems in the transfer market.

Spanish football expert Sid Lowe described the left-back as a ‘really good’ player, and the former Watford man was one of the best front foot defenders in La Liga last season.

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