Journalist reveals what he has heard about Tottenham and Samuel Iling-Junior 

Dean Jones has said that Tottenham Hotspur are yet to make any contact regarding a summer move for Samuel Iling-Junior but the journalsit suggested that the Juve star might indeed be on the North London club’s wishlist.

Iling-Junior looks likely to exit Turin when the transfer window reopens in June as he has just one year left on his contract and does not appear to be in Massimiliano Allegri’s plans.

Last week, Football Insider revealed that Spurs are one of the clubs keeping a close eye on the England Under-21 international’s situation ahead of the summer transfer window.

A couple of days ago, Tutto Juve also credited Tottenham with an interest in the Juve youngster but they revealed that the Lilywhites could face competition from the likes of Brighton, Everton and Newcastle for the player.

The publication further asserted that the Bianconeri are ready to cash in on the Chelsea academy graduate for €15m (£12.8m) this summer.

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Spurs have not made contact for Iling-Junior yet

Jones has now backed Iling-Junior to exit the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season, revealing that the player is keen on a new challenge.

When asked about the speculation linking the 20-year-old with a move to Spurs, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “If Allegri stays at Juve, then it is more likely that Iling-Junior will leave Juventus, but even if Allegri does depart Turin, they may use him as a player to bring in funds that can be reinvested.

“Speaking to people around the situation, it is clear that he’s ready to start being more of a regular first-team presence. The problem with Juve is they play in a way where a winger needs to know how to defend in an Allegri way, and Iling-Junior has not been a perfect fit for the model.

“If he moves on and has more freedom to be himself, that would be good, and at a reasonable price, you can see why there would be a sense in Tottenham going for him.

“The contact has not been there so far, but I’d be open-minded about that because while Spurs have a list of names they are targeting, they might drop it down as the top names become unattainable. New clubs will soon be mentioned, but the first contacts are not there yet.”

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While Iling-Junior might not be at the top of Tottenham’s wishlist, his name will almost certainly be on the list. We know that Paratici is a fan of the 20-year-old and his high ceiling and homegrown status would make him quite an appealing option for the Lilywhites.

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