Fabrizio Romano claims Spurs-linked winger could be part of Aston Villa swap deal

Tottenham have long been linked with Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior, but it seems they may now miss out on the player.

Samuel Iling Junior of Juventus in action during the Serie A TIM match between Juventus and AC Monza at  on May 25, 2024 in Turin, Italy.
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It is well documented that Spurs are in the market for a wide player, and the Lilywhites have been mentioned as a possible suitor for England Under-21 international Iling-Junior for the past two transfer windows.

Apparently, the player could be available for as little as £12.8m this summer as Juventus look to offload assets to fund moves for new players (Tutto Juve).

However, Spurs are thought to be one of five clubs monitoring the former Chelsea man, with Premier League clubs like Newcastle also keen, while Serie A sides Atalanta and Bologna are also interested (Tutto Juve).

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Aston Villa closing in on Samuel Iling-Junior

Now, the latest comes from Fabrizio Romano, who suggests Aston Villa could be winning the battle to sign Iling-Junior, thanks to Juventus’ desire to sign Douglas Luiz.

The Brazilian looks set to leave Villa, despite their qualification for the Champions League, as the Premier League outfit need to sell players to stay in line with Profitability and Sustainability Rules.

Romano tweeted: “Understand Samuel Iling-Junior is keen on joining Aston Villa, as he can be included in the swap deal with Juventus for Douglas Luis as revealed yesterday.

“Talks are underway for Iling-Junior, Weston McKennie plus cash to Aston Villa, and Douglas Luiz to join Juventus.”

Iling-Junior made 24 appearances in Serie A for Juvents last season, scoring one goal and the vast majority of those came off the bench (transfermarkt).

Spurs Web Opinion

I’m really not that fussed if we miss out on this signing. I don’t rate Samuel Iling-Junior all that much, and the fact he’s not getting a look in at Juventus tells me we can do better.

That said, the last two Juventus “rejects” we signed turned out to be pretty decent players, so maybe I’m being harsh.

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