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Tottenham reportedly want Euro 2020 sensation, that Pochettino was "crazy" about signing in 2016

Tottenham are reportedly in talks over a move to sign Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne, as he continues to sparkle at Euro 2020. But it is not the first time the pocket-sized attacker has been linked with Spurs. Back in 2016, it was claimed Mauricio Pochettino was “crazy” about signing him.

Insigne, 30, has scored twice for Italy in four appearances at Euro 2020 as Roberto Mancini continues to guide Italy towards the trophy. The Italians face Spain in the semi-finals. The Napoli wide man has been integral to that run, after what was another spectacular season in Serie A football.

The diminutive sensation boasts stats of 19 goals and 11 assists under Gennaro Gattuso in 2020-21 – who was almost Spurs boss before a fan backlash. Now, Corriere Dello Sport claim Spurs and Barcelona are in talks over a move – a player that Pietro Lo Monaco claims Pochettino was “crazy” about in 2016.

“Insigne is the complete package for a wide player,” ex-Catania sporting director Lo Monaco told TV Luna five years ago, as per ESPN. “I spoke to Tottenham, and I know for certain that Pochettino is crazy about Insigne.”

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Insigne would be a brilliant signing for Tottenham – Pochettino right

He would be a brilliant signing for any Premier League club, let’s get it right. Even for the likes of Manchester City or Liverpool, he would offer them a new dimension. With Gareth Bale expected to return to Real Madrid, Spurs need a wide man and Insigne would be excellent.

Yes, he is 30. But he has shown in Serie A and at Euro 2020 that he has plenty left in the tank. Pochettino was right to be “crazy” over a move for Insigne. If Daniel Levy is to sign any attacker or Bale replacement this summer, Insigne is ideal.

TalkSPORT claim he earns £77,000 a week.

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