Reports from Italy reveal how much Spurs will have to pay for defender

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Reports from Italy indicate that Tottenham will have to pay around €30million to land Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla this summer.

Kumbulla has had an outstanding first season in the Serie A and his performances at the back have been a key factor behind Verona’s impressive showing in their first season back in the Italian top flight.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the central defender since January (Firenze Viola), with recent reports indicating that the 20-year-old has been identified by the North Londoners as a potential replacement for Jan Vertonghen when the Belgian leaves in the summer.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal along with Everton are also said to be interested in the Albanian international’s services (FC Inter News).

Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) have now also mentioned Manchester United as a suitor for Kumbulla aside from Tottenham and Everton.

The report suggests that Verona are ready to sell the young defender this summer but are looking for close to €30million and want a minimum of €25million.

Spurs Web Opinion

I am always quite sceptical at the prospect of signing players on the back of one really good season at the top level as there is a massive element of risk involved. However, Davinson Sanchez was a similar type of signing when we got him back in 2017 and he has proven to be a prudent acquisition. The risk is that if we wait, his price could rise exponentially if he has another good season or another side could potentially snap him up.

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