Report: Tottenham won't even bother showing seventh signing Hotspur Way; medical already planned abroad
Tottenham are edging closer to completing the signing of Destiny Udogie from Udinese, but will do so without showing him their Hotspur Way base.
Udogie is set to sign for Spurs in a deal worth more than £20m, before remaining on loan with the Italian side for the rest of the season. It’s believed Antonio Conte is keen to see Udogie arrive after personally recommending him to Fabio Paratici.
However, unlike when Spurs have signed other players this summer, the club won’t be using the lure of their impressive Hotspur Way base to convince Udogie. Instead. The Evening Standard reports that Spurs are happy to get this deal done over in Italy and have even sorted out the medical to take place over there.
It means that Udogie won’t get his first look at how the club works until 2023, when he will arrive from Italy to start work with Spurs. Instead, the wing-back can simply concentrate on the season at hand with Udinese, knowing that next summer he has pastures new to attend.
Spurs’ training ground, as well as their stunning new stadium, is widely considered one of the best in the country.
TBR’s View: Udogie Will Love Hotspur Way
It’s probably part of the sales pitch when trying to sign certain players for Spurs but with this one, they clearly feel they can get the Udogie deal done regardless.
Udogie has plenty to look forward to, then. He’ll surely be chomping at the bit to get over to England and see what his new club is all about, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him over at some point before 2023.
For Spurs, the signing of Udogie is another smart move towards their future. The 19-year-old is one of Serie A’s top youngsters and at just over £20m, could be a big bargain buy for Spurs.
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