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Report suggests Tottenham leading other English clubs in race to sign Argentine, due to arrival of Paratici

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be leading other English clubs in the race for Lazio’s Joaquin Correa. Spurs have been linked with a move for Correa in this window – among others. But Pedulla reckons Fabio Paratici’s presence puts Spurs on pole.

Correa, 26, has been in excellent form under previous Tottenham managerial target Simone Inzaghi. Last season, the five-time Argentina star had a hand in 17 goals, scoring six and creating 11. But the exit of Inzaghi means Lazio might go through a transition, with Maurizio Sarri in charge.

Despite having a contract until 2024, Correa could go to raise funds. Gazzetta Dello Sport previously claimed that Tottenham and West Ham want Correa, with Lazio rating him at £34million. Solo La Lazio say that Arsenal and Everton are in talks for the ex-Sevilla star.

Now, the latest report names Tottenham as the only English side interested in Correa. Pedulla’s site claims that Spurs are ‘especially’ keen on signing Correa. That is because of the arrival of Fabio Paratici as sporting director – having spent 11 years at Juventus as transfer chief.

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Correa could be the ideal Tottenham replacement for Bale – amid Paratici claims

Spurs, firstly, need a manager. But whoever they appoint as gaffer, will have to work quickly with Paratici to bring in reinforcements. A goalkeeper, right-back, centre-backs, left-back, midfielder, back-up for Harry Kane and a winger might be brought in. Correa can cover two of those.

The South American is naturally a second striker. More attacking than a 10, but also more than capable as a primary striker and a winger, Correa can do a job in numerous positions. Much like Gareth Bale, Correa can play anywhere in the final third. Correa is the ideal replacement for Tottenham and Paratici needs to get his phone out.

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