Report: Juventus keen on Spurs-linked Serie A midfielder

Antonio Conte
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Italian publication Mondo Udinese have revealed Juventus hold an interest in Hellas Verona midfielder Antonin Barak, who is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.

Barak has had a breakthrough season since completing a permanent transfer to the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium last summer, following a loan spell at the club during the 2020/21 campaign.

The attacking midfielder has managed eleven goals and four assists in 29 Serie A appearances so far (Transfermarkt), which are extremely impressive numbers for a mid-table team.

TuttoMercatoWeb reported last month that Barak was on Tottenham’s radar ahead of the summer, with the publication stating that Fabio Paratici was ‘pressing strongly’ for the midfielder.

According to CalcioMercato, the Czech Republic international, who has two years left on his contract with Verona, is valued at around €20m (£16.8m) by the Serie A outfit.

Mondo Udinese have now revealed that Conte could ‘attempt to convince’ Barak to join him in north London ahead of the Italian’s first full season at Spurs.

The report adds that Juventus have been following the 27-year-old’s progress for a long time and could decide to make a move for him this summer.

It is suggested that Verona president Maurizio Setti could look to cash in on Barak this summer due to the midfielder’s contract situation.

Spurs Web Opinion

Spurs certainly need a number eight this summer in order to give Antonio Conte some tactical flexibility. 

However, the North Londoners might not be looking for a regular starter since Conte seems unlikely to move away from his preferred 3-4-3 formation.

Both Conte and Paratici would be well aware of Barak’s attributes and might view him as the ideal low-cost option to strengthen the squad.

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