Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino has told Udinese Today that he hopes to keep hold of defender Rodrigo Becao despite reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and West Ham.

Speculation is mounting rapidly surrounding the 26-year-old, who has become one of the most sought-after players at the Serie A club of late (Udinese Blog).

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Becao has been with Udinese since the summer of 2019 and appears to be hitting his peak this year. He has 111 appearances for the Italian side (Transfermarkt), but it is this season that clubs across Europe are starting to really notice his talents.

Despite injury problems, Becao has impressed in his nine appearances for Udinese so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The strong centre-back has attracted interest from Inter Milan (Messaggero Veneto), as well as Premier League clubs Arsenal and Everton (Tutto Udinese), but it has been suggested that Becao would be a perfect fit for Tottenham’s system (Mondo Udinese).

With the Brazilian’s contract set to expire in 2024 (Transfermarkt), Udinese are beginning to worry about losing Becao for cheap, or worse, for nothing. With this in mind, Mondo Udinese claimed his club are seeking a solution in the form of a contract renewal.

Now, the club’s director has confirmed as much. He said: “The transfer market in January is known to be eventful. Above all, for those disgruntled players who want to play more.

“Rodrigo is a player we would like to keep with us and consolidate in our team. We have an excellent relationship with him. We will try to do something in line with Udinese.”

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With the kind of clubs circling Rodrigo Becao, I think Udinese would find it very difficult to keep him at the club. And, with his contract entering its final 18 months, there’s no doubt the club will be thinking about cashing in if a renewal isn’t possible, so we could see some movement in January on this one.

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