Napoli attacker Jorginho has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks, but it seems that Manchester City may be a more likely destination for the Italian.
And, if Jorginho decides to move to the Etihad, Spurs should target fellow Serie A playmaker Bryan Cristante, instead.
The 23-year-old would be a superb acquisition for Tottenham, following reports in the Telegraph that Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing the midfielder owned by Benfica.
Cristante has spent the season on loan at Atalanta, where the Italian has enjoyed a brilliant year. The attacker has scored nine goals and assisted two, playing an integral role in the club’s current seventh-placed position.
The Tottenham target is an incredibly versatile player, possessing the ability to play as a deeper defensive midfielder or operate in a more advanced position. His knack for goals is also a tremendous asset, as Cristante is a powerful header of the ball and is a set-piece threat.
The 23-year-old is also a superb passer and can start an attack with a trademark cross-field lofted through ball, a trait that would slot in perfectly when counterattacking with the likes of Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli at Spurs.
Another attractive attribute of Cristante’s game is his knack for showing up in the big occasions. He has scored against AC Milan, Juventus, and Napoli this season, as well as bagging three goals in his two Europe League appearances against Everton.
As the Telegraph speculates that the futures of Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, and Mousa Dembele are all uncertain, it is clear the north Londoners need central midfield reinforcements.
An impressive finisher who boasts a wide passing range and is dominant in the air, Bryan Cristante would be a fantastic addition to the Tottenham squad this summer.