Report: Spurs monitoring Udinese midfielder ahead of summer move

According to a report in Calciomercato, Tottenham are continuing to monitor Udinese midfielder, Rodrigo De Paul and will make a move for him in the summer.

The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the Argentine midfielder, and wants to bring him in to strengthen Tottenham’s midfield.

Spurs are short of numbers in the central midfield positions and have had to rely on Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks through most of the season, with both Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama only recently having recovered from their injury troubles.

Tottenham also sold Mousa Dembele in the January transfer window, a player who had been a first choice player under Pochettino since he took over as manager five years ago.

While De Paul favours a role on the left wing, he has primarily been employed in a central position in recent seasons. The 24-year-old is currently having his best season in a Udinese shirt, netting nine goals and providing four assists in Serie A so far.

However, Spurs have to move quickly if they wish to secure De Paul’s signing as TuttoSport report that both Inter Milan and Napoli are also interested in signing the Udinese midfielder.

Spurs Web’s take:

Central midfield is certainly one of the positions where Spurs need upgrades in the summer. Ideally, Spurs need a player with the ability to get the team higher up the pitch and to pick out runners in forward positions with his passes, and De Paul certainly fits that profile.

However, the Argentine is likely to be one of many options that Tottenham are monitoring, and we have to wait and see if the club decide to make an approach for the 24-year-old.

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