On Tuesday, Antonio Conte and Tottenham were given a big boost ahead of the summer transfer window with ENIC’s £150million investment. football.londonunderstand the bulk of that will go towards helping the Italian during the upcoming window to bolster his squad ahead of what will hopefully be a successful season.
Spurs are in a great position for the summer with top-notch facilities in terms of their stadium and training ground, as well as Champions League football for next season – all of which should help attract players to N17. Tottenham have already been linked with various players from teams around the world.
Those connected players include some whose contracts are expiring this season, meaning the new investment won’t lose a penny. Those players include Fraser Forster, who received medical treatment at the Hotspur Way on Wednesday.
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Christian Eriksen is another whose short-term deal expires at Brentford this summer. Ivan Perisic has also been linked and would be a free transfer for the north London club.
However, if Tottenham want to acquire all of their target players, they need to spend some money and football.london takes a look at Spurs who could afford the £150m.
Alessandro Bastoni – £59m
Bastoni seems to be one of the top targets for the Lilywhites this summer. The current Inter defender could join Tottenham to rival Ben Davies’ role at left centre-back.
The 23-year-old is admired by both Conte and Fabio Paratici and Spurs could get a boost on his Tottenham transfer as Inter need funds to sign Gleison Bremer, who has been linked with a move to the Italian side . However football.londonunderstands Inter will not accept less than £51m for Bastoni.
The defender could cost as much as £59million, according to the CIES Football Observatory’s assessment, but if he’s a player Conte is dying to bring to N17, he could well be worth the price.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – £42m
Another player linked with a move to north London is Milinkovic-Savic. The 27-year-old is worth up to £42million, according to CIES’ valuation and earlier this month. football.london reported on a possible boost Tottenham may have received in their hunt for the midfielder.
The midfielder is currently playing under Maurizio Sarri at Lazio and the Italian recently commented on a potential move for his player. “I’m not sure if Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will leave this summer as it’s not easy. But I’m convinced that in this case Milinkovic will sign for a foreign club and not an Italian one,” he admitted.
Spurs reportedly would have competition from Arsenal and Chelsea for the midfielder if they seek a deal, but the Serb has scored 11 goals and registered as many assists in Serie A this season and could be a good creative addition to Conte’s midfield.
Filip Kostic – £8million
football.londonreported on Wednesday that Kostic is a player Tottenham are expected to take on. The left-back is worth up to £8million, according to CIES and would likely be one of Spurs’ cheaper deals this summer.
The 29-year-old could fill the role of left-back for Conte, which could work well if Sergio Reguilon is set to move on. Kostic is a player who was praised by many in 2019, including ex-Frankfurt coach Adi Hutter.
“Filip presented himself as a top player with a top mentality from day one,” explained Hutter. Spurs are likely to have competition for the current Frankfurt player, especially after he won Europa League Player of the Season after his side beat Rangers in the final and he could be a good addition at Tottenham.
Djed Spence – £20m
One young player the Lilywhites could bring to N17 is Spence. The 21-year-old has been loaned to Nottingham Forest from Middlesbrough for the 2021/22 season.
It means the youngster is part of the squad now aiming for promotion to the Premier League, where he will face Huddersfield in Sunday’s play-off final. The result of that game could play a part in Tottenham’s pursuit of the right-back.
If Forest is able to secure promotion, it could make it harder for Spurs to secure a move for Spence. They would play in the top flight and it would mean they were likely to offer the 21-year-old more money – and likely more minutes – which could both encourage him to stay.
According to the Daily Express last month, Spence will be worth £20million this summer. It could be a higher price than Tottenham are willing to pay, especially for a young player with a lack of top-level experience.
However, if either Emerson Royal or Matt Doherty are transferred this summer, Tottenham could intensify their hunt for Spence to fill one of the right-back roles.
Yves Bissouma £13m
Bissouma is a player Paratici reportedly inquired about in January and reports of Spurs’ interest in the midfielder are now circulating again. The 25-year-old has recorded just one goal and two assists in 26 Premier League games this season.
The current Brighton man is worth up to £13million, according to CIES, although there have been some doubts about the Mali international’s future. On Thursday, Bissouma added a Hammers logo to his Instagram bio, which is linked to West Ham.
There are also some reports that suggest Tottenham would only opt for the midfielder if they couldn’t agree on the move or Eriksen, so it could be a wait-and-see.
Those five players would bring Spurs to around £142m in total, leaving them a little wiggle room for the £150m investment. However, there are likely to be a number of expenses that will bring in additional funds.
If money is raised from expenses or any of the above fail to join Spurs, Tottenham have also been linked with Gabriel Jesus, Victor Osimhen and Alexander Isak, all of whom are valued at up to £59m by CIES.
Only time will tell what deals Tottenham make this summer but it will be a busy few months in N17.