Report: Defender linked with Spurs will now make decision on his future after loss

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Dom Le Roy

As we relayed last week, Belgian newspaper HLN reported that rumoured Tottenham target Timothy Castagne would make a decision on his future after Atalanta had completed their Champions League campaign.

On Wednesday night, it looked as if this decision would be delayed, as Atalanta led PSG 1-0 heading into the final five minutes in their Champions League quarter-final.

However, a quickfire double from Marquinhos and Eric Choupo-Moting left Atalanta hearts broken as PSG secured a late 2-1 victory, with Castagne coming on late in the second half to cover at left-back.

Castagne is reportedly one of players Spurs have their eye on as they seek to upgrade at right-back this summer (ESPN).

HLN claimed that Castagne was focussed on the Serie A side’s Champions League campaign for the past few weeks and was not willing to hold talks over his future.

However, with the Bergamo side having crashed out, it is alleged that the defender will now have to decide on who to join, with clubs from England, Spain, Italy and France reportedly eyeing him.

The report asserts that the Belgium international dreams of a move to the Premier League this summer but would not consider lower to mid-table clubs, having already turned down Crystal Palace’s advances.

It is claimed that Atalanta want at least £18million in order to part ways with Castagne.

Spurs Web Opinion

Out of the various right-backs we have been linked with (including Max Aarons and Zeki Celik), I believe Castagne would be the best fit for our system. If we were to sell Aurier this summer after letting Walker-Peters leave, I would expect us to be in the market for two right-backs this summer.

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