‘We need players to come in’ – Conte on potential incomings and outgoings at Spurs

Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has reiterated the need for Tottenham to sign new players if first-team members leave over the coming days. 

The Spurs head coach has made his feelings clear to the club hierarchy, outlining that he requires two players for every position within his squad.

With Bryan Gil linked with a loan move back to Valencia for the season (Fabrizio Romano), and Japhet Tanganga being linked with both Nottingham Forest (The Athletic) and AC Milan (CalcioMercato), those could be two areas we see Spurs strengthen in over the next week.

The Evening Standard reported earlier this summer that Spurs were indeed on the lookout for a new centre-back and a playmaker, as well as concentrating on getting unwanted players out the door.

When asked about Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon, the two players left from the quartet who were omitted from Conte’s pre-season tour of South Korea, he stated that he wants to give players the chance to play more regularly.

He said (Charlie Eccleshare): “If there are players that go out we need players to come in. You know very well and the club knows very well the importance for me to have a squad with a couple of players in every role.

“And for sure we want to make every single player happy but at the same time we have to make the right evaluation for our club and the team. We’ll see, we’ll see what happens.”

On Winks and Reguilon, Conte added (Charlie Eccleshare): “There are players in the plan and other players we want to give them the possibility to play more regularly and take more time to play. We are trying to find the best solution for the club, the team, but also for the players.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I get the feeling that Bryan Gil may leave on loan and Spurs could get one of Traore or Malinovskyi, but I just don’t see Tanganga going. Unless Spurs can get a central defender to cover for Dier in the next week, Tanganga may be seen as necessary cover across multiple positions.

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