Report: Rumoured Spurs target may face nine months out through injury 

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Rumoured Tottenham target, Leonardo Spinazzola faces up to nine months on the sideline after picking up an achilles injury during Italy’s Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Belgium. 

Spinazzola was not only one of the Azzurri’s best players in the Euros until the quarter-final but he was also arguably in the running for the Golden Ball award.

The 28-year-old proved to be Italy’s most potent attacking threat in the group stages as well as the first two knockout games with his overlaps on the left side. 

His performances reportedly caught the eye of Tottenham, who were said to be eyeing the Roma star as a potential replacement for Danny Rose.

However, the wing-back was left in tears when his tournament was ended after he ruptured his achilles in the quarter-final. 

Specialist sports doctor, Francesco Della Villa, has now revealed that the Italian international could take nine months to recover after undergoing surgery.

When asked how long it would take before Spinazzola is back in action, he told Corriere dello Spor(as relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb): “It takes 8-9 months to get back to the top. 

“The average is 200 days, the return to training is scheduled for six months, for the game it reaches nine. 

“In footballers, it is a fairly rare injury, although it has been growing in the last twenty years at the population level.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

I doubt if there was truth behind our rumoured interest in Spinazzola given that we are pretty well stocked for left-backs. I also am hopeful that Sessegnon could potentially make an impact under Nuno.

However, Spinazzola would have likely got a big move this summer after his performances in the Euros and the 28-year-old is extremely unfortunate to pick up such a severe injury at this time.

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