'Omg', 'yes': Some Spurs fans wowed by links with 'outstanding' midfielder, Fonseca a big fan
Spurs transfer speculation is hotting up on both the player and manager front.
Tottenham finally appear to be closing in on a new permanent manager.
And if reports are true, Paulo Fonseca could potentially try to bring Roma players to Spurs.
Italian outlet La Repubblica has now claimed that the Portuguese could look to raid his old club.
They say it’s “inevitable” that Fonseca could turn his attention to Serie A, in particular the Giallorossi.
He apparently developed a “real passion” for working with three Roma players in particular.
These are midfielder Gonzalo Villar, defender Gianluca Mancini, and captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
That said, La Repubblica added that all three could be “almost” unobtainable.
Out of the three, Pellegrini is arguably the most realistic option, as he’s going into the final year of his contract.
And some Spurs fans certainly seem keen on the prospect of landing the 24-year-old.
Who is Lorenzo Pellegrini?
The 24-year-old is a versatile midfielder who can also play in a holding role and in attacking midfield.
Pellegrini came through the ranks at Roma but was sold to Sassuolo in 2015.
He spent two years on their books before the Giallorossi realised the error of their ways and bought him back.
Pellegrini has clocked up 152 appearances for Roma, registering 21 goals and 34 assists.
He also has 17 caps for Italy and is in their Euro 2020 squad, though he has picked up an injury and his participation is in doubt.
Spurs transfer talk – can Fonseca land a Roma hat-trick?
Realistically, Spurs will find it difficult to land all three players.
Jose Mourinho will soon take the reins at Roma and he won’t want to lose anyone without taking a close look at them.
Likewise, you’d think he’d be especially reluctant to lose players to Spurs.
But if Roma were willing to sell, then Fonseca could potentially sway it for Tottenham.
These players have worked under him before and he could help them acclimatise to a new league and country.
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