Fabrizio Romano has reported that Tottenham are set to open talks with Bayer Leverkusen regarding a deal for Pierro Hincapie, with a view to signing the centre-back next summer.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reported two weeks ago that Spurs are expected to prioritise strengthening at right wing-back and in attack during the current transfer window. The journalist added that the club are expected to put off reinforcing at centre-back until the end of the season.

Piero Hincapie

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However, multiple sources have reported over the last week (Marco Conterio and TMW) that Spurs  are now expected to push ahead with a move for Hincapie after Antonio Conte asked the North London club’s hierarchy to snap up the Ecuadorian.

It was asserted that the Lilywhites were leading Inter Milan in the race for the 21-year-old centre-back.

Romano has now become the latest to report on Tottenham’s interest in the Leverkusen star but the journalist explained that he is only a target for the summer.

He said on the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast: “They (Spurs) will have some talks for Piero Hincapie, the centre-back of Bayer Leverkusen, Ecuadorian player, very good player.

“He is also appreciated by Italian clubs. But Tottenham will have some conversations now with the idea of signing him in the summer. So Hincapie is also on Tottenham’s list.”

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Various outlets have now reported that Tottenham are likely to strengthen at left centre-back during next summer’s transfer window.  That likely means that Ben Davies and Clement Lenglet are fighting to stay at the club as Conte will probably choose to offload one of the two next summer.

As things stand, it appears like Lenglet could have the edge over Davies, given the Frenchman’s physical stature and comfort on the ball, which makes him an option for the central sweeper role as well.

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