Report: Spurs thought to be ‘leading the race’ for Juventus player

Despite interest from a number of clubs, it is thought Tottenham Hotspur are currently ‘leading the race’ for Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior.

For the last few weeks, it has been said that Spurs are keen on signing the 20-year-old who has fallen out of favour at Juventus (TuttoMercatoWeb).

It was believed that the Italian club would ask for a transfer fee around €20m (£17.4m) for the former Chelsea academy graduate and that Spurs were happy to pay that amount (Tuttosport via Sport Witness).

However, the latest from CalcioMercato suggests the Turin side have dropped that asking price slightly to €18m (£15.5m), in an attempt to get the sale over the line in the upcoming window.

Meanwhile, a report from TuttoMercatoWeb has now claimed Iling-Junior was ready to say ‘goodbye’ to Juventus with Tottenham edging closer to securing a deal in January for the Islington-born product.

Samuel Iling-Junior
(Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Will Tottenham sign Iling-Junior?

According to a report from the Evening Standard, Tottenham could be winning the race to sign Iling-Junior, as they look to take advantage of the ‘opportunity’ presented to them.

Despite a “host of clubs” looking at the England Under-21 international, it is Spurs who are thought to be “leading the race” for Iling-Junior ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Just how keen the North London side are on completing the deal remains to be seen, and it is thought the club see this as more of an “opportunity signing rather than a priority one.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Yes, we can get Iling-Junior for a good price. And yes, he’s an exciting talent. But there is just something about the fact that Juventus don not seem to want to play him that makes me think we could find a better option out there for our attacking needs. I’m happy to be proven wrong, though, and I trust Ange Postecoglou to make the right call.

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