Report: Tottenham could walk away from deal to sign 'phenomenal' player with Paratici frustrated
Tottenham might have put Alessandro Bastoni at the top of their list of defensive targets, but their bid to sign him could be over before it got going fully.
Bastoni is being sought by Spurs and Antonio Conte this summer. The Italian is said to be Conte’s number one choice at centre-back and it’s been widely reported that Inter Milan might do a deal for the right price. However, according to The Times, Tottenham might have to walk away from the deal already.
The Times claims that the club are struggling to persuade Bastoni that a move to England and Tottenham is right for him at this stage of his career. In what will be a frustration for Fabio Paratici, Bastoni is showing no indication either that he is open to the move.
It could mean that Tottenham are forced to move onto other targets before their bid for Bastoni ever really got anywhere further than interest. The likes of Josko Gvardiol have been mentioned as potential alternatives, as has Marc Guehi.
Conte is apparently desperate for the ‘phenomenal’ Bastoni to come to Spurs. Having had success with the signing of Cristian Romero from Italy, the Spurs boss will be confident that Bastoni can follow Romero’s lead.
TBR’s View: Tottenham Need To Be Super Patient Or Move On From Bastoni Quickly
This is always the problem when it comes to trying to sign big players for big money. Tottenham run the risk of waiting all summer for Bastoni to join, only for him to not end up coming. At that point, Spurs would need to rush a new signing, and it’s likely to be someone way down the original list.
Bastoni is, of course, a class act. But Tottenham need to make their mind up really and decide what to do.
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