Pundit predicts Conte will overhaul one position at Tottenham this summer

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Noel Whelan has suggested Tottenham and Conte will already be searching for replacement wing-backs ahead of the summer transfer window. 

Reguilon has largely been Spurs’ first-choice option at left-back since his arrival from Real Madrid in 2020, making over 60 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt). 

However, he has struggled to adapt to a wing-back role handed to him under Antonio Conte which has left his future in north London up in the air. 

Football Insider revealed recently that Spurs could be willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old this summer with interest being shown by an unnamed club back in his native Spain. 

Meanwhile, Ryan Sessegnon has pushed the Spaniard all the way for the starting left-wing-back spot, while Matt Doherty seemingly displaced Emerson Royal at right-wing-back before picking up his injury.

However, former West Ham striker Whelan feels Conte is not convinced by any of the full-backs at his disposal and believes Tottenham are already ‘working on’ finding replacements. 

He told Football Insider: “I don’t think Conte’s going to sit there pondering. I think he’s quite ruthless with what he wants. 

“He’s been in the club long enough to know who he does need and who he doesn’t need, who he wants to stay at the football club.

“He’ll have people in the background working on it. I don’t think they’ve had any continuity with full-backs right now.

“That’s one position where he’s really been struggling to find consistency, to find a regular full-back on either side.

“I still believe he’s not sure himself and when you’re not sure, that means trouble for play. This means you haven’t done enough to convince the manager. I still don’t believe he’s convinced by the wing-backs that he’s got at Tottenham.

“I think it’s something where he would allow players to leave and get in who he wants, that he is a bit more settled and what he wants in the side.”

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If Spurs receive a good enough offer for Reguilon and also find a quality replacement, then they could very well consider a sale. Even though he could flourish in a more forward role, it hasn’t really happened for him with his performances of late not showing the conviction needed in a Conte team. 

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