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Spurs reportedly want international who Santo said just 'loves the game'

Spurs manager Nuno Santo is reportedly keen on bringing his captain at Wolves, Conor Coady, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

Reports from 90Min over the weekend suggested that both Coady and Burnley defender, James Tarkowski, are on Santo’s wishlist.

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And while differing opinions have emerged from London as well, it’s unsurprising to see Coady linked. The former Liverpool man was integral for Wolves as they rose up the ranks. Indeed, he was rewarded for his fine form with a place in the England squad this summer.

Santo is thought to be keen on signing a few defenders this summer.

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And it’s unsurprising to see him looking at Coady, given the high praise he’s had for his former skipper in the past.

Santo respects Coady

Coady and Santo almost went hand in hand. The Liverpudlian often praised his manager as well, and the compliments went the other way.

Back in 2020, Santo lauded Coady for his professionalism, commenting on how he is an example for the squad.

“He’s the captain of the squad and he leads by example. There are not many players who have the same number of matches in competitions like Coady, so that tells a lot,” Santo told the official Wolves site.

“He’s improved, he’s mature, an experienced player. But he has the same hunger as a young man. He loves to play, he loves the game, and he just wants to compete well.”

It goes without saying that Spurs need some leaders. They are in the midst of a change, both on and off the field.

Landing someone of Coady’s ilk and experience, then, could be the perfect tonic for Santo and Paratici.

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