According to reports from Italy, Atalanta are resigned to losing Timothy Castagne when the transfer market opens amidst rumoured interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Castagne has been in impressive form for the Bergamo outfit over the past couple of seasons which has seen him rewarded with making the step up to the Belgium national team, where he has already been capped seven times.
The 24-year-old, who only has one year left to run on his contract, has admitted that he is looking for a new challenge and would find it difficult to turn down a move to Spurs (La Derniere Heure in Belgium via TEAMtalk).
Football Insider reported last week that Spurs were set to step up their interest in the right-back and hold talks with his representatives.
Calcio Atalanta have now claimed that the Serie A side do not wish to lose the defender on a free transfer next year and have made their mind to cash in on him this summer.
The report suggests that Atalanta are tracking Genk’s Dimitrios Giannoulis, PAOK’s Alessandro Florenzi, and Roma’s Mohammed Fare as possible replacements for Castagne this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
Out of the various right-backs we have been linked with, including the likes of Thomas Meunier, Achraf Hakimi, Max Aarons, Zeki Celik, I always thought Castagne would be the most realistic and common sense signing.
His delivery into the box is exceptional and I believe he will be a great fit for the system we employ. Additionally, he will be a relatively inexpensive option due to his contract situation.
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