Report: Spurs reach verbal agreement over potential seventh summer signing

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Calcio Mercato report that Tottenham have now reached a verbal agreement with Udinese over left-back Destiny Udogie. 

Contacts regarding Udogie have reportedly been on and off for over a month, with Juventus, Inter Milan, Lazio, Man City and Brighton all showing varying levels of interest.

However, the report claims Udogie himself has said yes to Tottenham’s proposal, especially due to the Italian links in North London. Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are both Italian, while the likes of Kulusevski, Bentancur, and Romero recently transferred from Serie A.

Much like Gianluca Di Marzio, Calcio Mercato claim the agreed price, including bonuses, is €25million (£20.9million) but the 19-year-old will remain with Udinese on loan for the 2022/23 season.

The report adds that Tottenham wanted to move early to avoid future competition for a player who will ‘be talked about a lot and for a long time’.

Spurs already have Ivan Perisic, Sergio Reguilon, and Ryan Sessegnon in North London, although they have been linked with Udogie for months now (Corriere dello Sport – 15/06/22 as relayed by Sport Witness).

Spurs Web Opinion:

This kind of signing feels like a luxury one in the sense that Udogie isn’t for here and now. This makes me think that Spurs have more money in the bank to spend on Conte’s first team, with perhaps one or two more signings coming in the next month.

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