Tottenham transfer news: Piero Hincapie still a January target, summer move may be more likely
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Tottenham transfer news: Piero Hincapie still a January target, summer move may be more likely

Time is ticking for Tottenham Hotspur to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

Antonio Conte has made it clear that he wants reinforcements, but they’ve not arrived yet.

A report from German journalist Christian Falk, via Give Me Sport, has given an update on one Spurs target.

The list of positions Tottenham want to recruit in seems to grow by the day.

Conte is very keen to sign another attacker in January, while a right wing-back is also a priority.

However, Spurs have also been linked with a number of players in different positions too.

After Hugo Lloris’s latest mistake at the weekend, the likes of Alban Lafont and David Raya have been linked with Tottenham.

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They could also do with another centre-back, and Falk has provided an update on one defensive target.

He believes that Tottenham are still interested in Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Piero Hincapie.

A report from The Mirror has suggested that Spurs are really going to push to sign Hincapie this month.

However, they could loan the Ecuadorian international back to Leverkusen for the remainder of the season to sweeten the deal.

Tottenham still interested in Hincapie

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Falk said: “€40 million [£35m] was the offer we heard that Tottenham made last summer. At this time, the club didn’t want to sell him.

“But every season, it’s more dangerous that they will lose him, and I think Tottenham will try again.

“I think it will be a topic for summer because they don’t want to sell him, Leverkusen, in the winter.”

The 21-year-old defender has burst onto the scene in Germany over the past 18 months.

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Already a seasoned international and World Cup participant, Hincapie has a big future ahead of him.

He could be the long-term solution to Tottenham’s left centre-back position.

Clement Lenglet will be heading back to Barcelona in the summer and Ben Davies needs competition.

It will be interesting to see if Tottenham act on their interest for Hincapie in the next two weeks.

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