Reported Spurs target admits to being angry at former coach

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Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Sottil, who is said to be on Tottenham’s radar has admitted that he has been left extremely frustrated at his lack of game time over recent months.

Calcio Mercato reported in early February that Spurs have already sent a scout to Italy to watch Sottil this season ahead of a possible summer move for the youngster.

While he had an impressive start to the campaign the wide man has found himself out of the La Viola side in recent weeks as they fight to remain in Serie A, with Fiorentina head coach Beppe Iachini insisting recently that Sottil doesn’t have the defensive discipline needed for a relegation fight.

The midfielder’s last start for La Viola came back in the 2-0 win against Cittadella in the Copa Italia in late November.

Sottil has now revealed that he was angry at the former Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella for taking him off in that game.

The versatile 20-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports Italia: “Mister Montella had replaced me. I had been waiting for a chance for a long time, I wanted to give my contribution.

“I was playing well, I was on the ball, and I had also provided an assist, after the change, I got angry with the coach.”

The youngster has failed to get opportunities despite Iachini replacing Montella in the Fiorentina hot seat a couple of months ago and it looks like he might have to leave Artemio Franchi Stadium if he has hopes of playing regularly.

Spurs Web Opinion

Just because we have our scouts watching him doesn’t mean that a bid is inevitable in the summer. Sottil is likely just one of several young players across Europe that we are tracking. The fact that he isn’t able to break into a relegation-threatened Fiorentina side doesn’t bode well for his prospects for a move to the Premier League.

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