Italian journalist discusses Tottenham’s transfer strategy with Paratici and Conte at the helm

Fabio Paratici
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Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could look to pick up free transfers over the next few windows rather than spending big money on recruits.

Since Antonio Conte’s appointment, there have been reports claiming that the Italian is set to be handed a huge transfer war chest.

However, this has been contradicted by other publications, who have suggested that while the 52-year-old will be handed some funds, the North London club have to sell players to raise money for their targets. 

There have been reports over recent days that Fabio Paratici has already held advanced negotiations with Franck Kessie’s representatives, with Spurs backed to snap up the midfielder for free when his contract runs out next summer.

Biasin has now claimed that the North London club are more likely to stick to such a strategy rather than targeting players who could cost a fortune.

He told FCInter1908: “The names of De Vrij, Skriniar, Brozovic and Barella alongside Conte at Tottenham? That Tottenham can afford a PSG-style transfer market… absolutely not. 

“They will use the transfer market, maybe with some zero parameters, yes, but I don’t imagine a market like that of the French here.”

The journalist also spoke about Conte’s motivation for joining Tottenham, insisting that the former Chelsea boss sees the club as an ideal destination to prove himself.

Biasin added: “At the time, in the summer, he was not ready for Tottenham while now he is convinced by the work of Paratici. 

“Conte chooses Tottenham, a legitimate choice and goes to a place where he can prove that he is better than those who were there before.”

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It is worth keeping in mind that a lot of top players in Serie A are now running their contracts down due to the various clubs’ inability to offer them the salary they want.

Given Paratici’s contacts in Italian football and Conte’s pull, we could potentially land a few major bargains over the next couple of windows.

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