Tottenham confident Conte will sign new contract - journalist
Journalist Ben Jacobs has told The Football Terrace that Tottenham Hotspur sources are extremely confident that Antonio Conte will sign a new contract with the club amid reports linking him with a return to Juventus.
Conte’s appointment at Spurs is really threatening to be a turning point for the club. They are very much amongst the pace-setters in the Premier League so far. And he has taken the side back into the Champions League.
But speculation about his future has never really gone away. From the outside, he appears to be about as settled as he ever has been in the role right now. And yet, there are still rumours about his future.
In fact, it has been suggested that Juventus want the 53-year-old to return should Massimiliano Allegri leave. Juve have made an extremely underwhelming start to the campaign.
‘He’s been backed’
Alasdair Gold suggested that Juve director Pavel Nedved has been desperate to get Conte back at some stage. But it appears that no move is likely anytime soon.
Jacobs has now claimed that there is real belief behind the scenes at Tottenham that Conte will commit his future to the Premier League club.
“He’s been backed, he’s flying at Tottenham. And Juventus are, to be frank, in a mess at the moment. There may be an affection and an aspiration to go back there. It may be a conversation that could be had in the long-term,” he told The Football Terrace.
“But right now, when you talk to Tottenham sources, they remain extremely confident – not just confident, extremely confident – that whether it’s this month, or whether it’s by early next year that they will get Antonio Conte to sign a new deal.”
Tottenham extremely confident Conte will sign new contract
It would be another massive statement if Tottenham agree a new deal with Conte.
Of course, there are likely to be provisions that will allow the parties to go their separate ways should things not work out. But Conte will not sign the contract if he does not believe that Tottenham cannot move forward further.
That will have a positive impact on Spurs’ plans going forward. Players will surely be much more likely to sign should they know Conte has committed his future to the club.
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