Udinese boss Andrea Sottil has spoken in glowing terms of the performances that on-loan Tottenham man Destiny Udogie has put in so far this season
Tottenham snapped up Udogie on the back of his impressive breakthrough season at Udinese in 2021/22 and loaned the 19-year-old back to the Serie A club for the remainder of the campaign.
Fabrizio Romano revealed on Monday the transfer fee agreed between the two clubs for the left wing-back could rise to €25m (£21.4m) including add-ons.
The journalist added that Spurs were keen on landing the youngster for a ‘bargain’ price this summer since they felt there would be a lot more competition for his signature in twelve months’ time.
On the evidence of how Udogie is started the season, the deal certainly looks like a bargain, with the teenager having scored twice in four Serie A games so far this season (Transfermarkt).
The on-loan Spurs man opened the scoring for Udinese in their 4-0 drubbing of Roma on Sunday, with Sottil left suitably impressed by the left-wing back.
He told Tuttomercatoweb: “Udogie is doing extraordinary games, he has the ability to play, restart and turn like few others. When this team is precise and fast it hurts.”
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Based on the way he has started the season, it seems like Udogie has taken confidence from the fact that a club like Tottenham decided to sign him. While it is still early days, this transfer has the makings of another Fabio Paratici masterstroke.