Tottenham Hotspur could make a move for Juventus youngster Samuel Iling-Junior after the 19-year-old caught the eye in recent Champions League performances, despite the Turin club crashing out of Europe’s top competition.

Juventus finished third in Champions League Group H and will now play in the Europa League in the New Year. As one of Italy’s top clubs, this will not be accepted lightly by the Juventus faithful, and the club could well see something of an overhaul in its immediate future in light of the failure.

Fabio Paratici

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There is one positive to come from the disastrous Champions League campaign for Juventus though, and that is the emergence of English winger Samuel Iling-Junior. The youngster was signed from Chelsea in 2020 and has just started to show what he can do for the Juventus senior side.

A 20-minute cameo in game week five of Group H saw Iling-Junior bag an assist for the Turin club in a 4-3 defeat to Benfica. He now has four goals and three assists in all competitions this season (Transfermarkt).

That display has caught the eye of many clubs across Europe, including Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton, and RB Leipzig, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.

According to the report from Tuttosport, Spurs will face competition to sign the youngster, but the fact he hails from London originally could prove beneficial. It’s also worth noting that Iling-Junior signed for Juventus when Fabio Paratici, the current Tottenham Director of Football, was at the club.

Reports from The Athletic also suggest interest in the player is mounting, while Juventus do not have a new deal in place for Iling-Junior which could prove costly.

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We know Antonio Conte prefers experience over youth, but there’s no reason not to invest in the future too. It would probably be worth monitoring Iling-Junior a little while longer to ensure he is the real deal, but early signs suggest there is a great player waiting to emerge there.

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