Tottenham to miss out as Romano says Sensi has agreed next move
Tottenham Hotspur look set to miss out on Stefano Sensi, with Fabrizio Romano claiming on Twitter that the Inter Milan midfielder is set to join Sampdoria on loan for the rest of the season.
Sensi is a player Antonio Conte knows incredibly well. The 26-year-old was one of Conte’s first signings when he came in at San Siro. He initially arrived on loan with an option to buy.
And his form during that campaign prompted Inter to indeed make his move permanent. Of course, he went on to help the Nerazzurri lift the Scudetto last season.
The departure of Conte however, appears to have hurt Sensi. The Italy international has made nine appearances in Serie A under Simone Inzaghi. However, that includes just one start.
And with that, Conte was seemingly eyeing a reunion with the midfielder at Tottenham. It was recently reported that Spurs were planning a move for Sensi.
90min even suggested that Tanguy Ndombele could be offered in a swap deal. However, Sensi is now looking set to move elsewhere.
According to Romano, Sampdoria are set to take Sensi on loan. He claimed that an agreement was reached on Monday. And a deal will be finalised later this week.
Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi is set to join Sampdoria, straight loan until the end of the season. Agreement reached today, deal now in place to be completed this week. 🤝🇮🇹 #transfers
Sampdoria will also announce Marco Giampaolo as new manager on Tuesday.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2022
Tottenham may have missed a trick not signing Sensi as he nears loan exit
Romano’s tweet would suggest that Sampdoria have not agreed any future deal for Sensi. As things stand, he will return to Inter in the summer.
With that in mind, Tottenham may feel that they have missed a trick. Sensi is a player capable of playing as both a holding and more attacking-minded midfielder.
Of course, his wages may have put Spurs off. But a loan move with no future commitment could have been really decent business given that he is a player Conte clearly rates.
The Spurs boss may certainly be one who keeps an eye on how he fares at Sampdoria.