'He wants to join Tottenham': Romano claims Paratici's keeping 'exceptional' midfielder waiting
Tottenham Hotspur are currently keeping Sofyan Amrabat waiting over a move, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Spurs face a hectic end to the January transfer window as they look to get at least one signing over the line.
Tottenham have experienced a few big disappointments so far in the market.
Adama Traore was seemingly closing in on a move to Spurs, but Barcelona then swooped in.
Tottenham were also trying to land Luis Diaz, but he now appears Liverpool-bound.
However, Fabio Paratici has extensive experience of coming up trumps in the latter stages of transfer windows.
At present, Spurs are seemingly pushing to sign Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus.
Tottenham are also looking to offload some players before bringing new recruits in.
Romano, speaking on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel, said Amrabat is currently “not the priority” for Paratici.
He once again warned that other clubs from other countries are circling around the Fiorentina midfielder.
“It’s a complicated one because they’re waiting for players to leave in that position,” said Romano.
“Dele Alli, let’s see what happens, Ndombele with PSG there’s still no agreement.
“Tottenham were confident but there’s still no full agreement with PSG so they have to wait.
“Amrabat is waiting for Tottenham, he wants to join Tottenham but of course he has to wait.
“But other clubs from other countries are approaching Fiorentina to have Amrabat on deadline day.
“(Tottenham) have to be fast but at the moment he’s not the priority.
“We can say that now the priority is Kulusevski, to resolve other kinds of deals, and then to jump into midfielders.”
Amrabat has been praised for his ‘exceptional technique on the ball’. and Romano claims Conte deems the midfielder perfect for him.
Tottenham are playing a risky game – TBR View
Paratici is known for dealing with numerous targets all at once and his track record at Juventus speaks for itself.
However, Juve are one of the biggest clubs in the world and, when Paratici was there, they were winning Scudetto after Scudetto.
Therefore, players would’ve been more inclined to wait for them to make a move.
Spurs aren’t in the same position – there’s a big rebuilding job going on at N17 right now.
Tottenham aren’t challenging for the title, aren’t in Europe and currently sit seventh in the table.
So players might not be as inclined to wait around for Spurs as they might for Juve.
Admittedly, Kulusevski – who could perhaps become Antonio Conte’s new right wing-back – is needed after Spurs missed out on Traore and Diaz.
And likewise, Spurs do need to shift midfielders first before bringing in replacements.
But with him being kept waiting and just over two days left, there’s a real risk he could end up pulling the plug on a Spurs move and going for a club that seems keener.
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