Italian publication Il Bianconero reveal that Juventus were also keen on snapping up Destiny Udogie this summer but the Serie A giants lost out to Tottenham due to a couple of factors.
Tottenham signed Udogie for an initial fee of £15.4m, which could rise to £21.5m including add-ons (Fabrizio Romano), and loaned the youngster back to Udinese.
The 19-year-old has started the campaign in excellent form, with two goals in four appearances in the Serie A so far (Transfermarkt).
Following his goal in the 4-0 win over AS Roma on Sunday, Il Bianconero have now explored why Juve were not able to win the race for the left wing-back.
The publication explains that the Old Lady’s inability to offload Alex Sandro was part of the reason why they could not push ahead with a move for Udogie.
They add that Tottenham’s offer to send the player back on loan to Udinese was something that Andrea Sottil’s side ‘appreciated’ and that influenced the club’s decision to sell the teenager to the North London club.
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If Udogie continues to progress at the same pace, Conte will be left with an interesting choice next summer as he would have to choose between keeping Perisic and Sessegnon at the club.
The ideal scenario would be for the teenager to perhaps spend another season out on loan and return to Spurs in 2024 to replace Perisic.
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