Antonio Conte has explained that he intends to have a meeting with the Tottenham board to discuss the club’s transfer plans for January.
Conte – who joined Tottenham in place of Nuno Espirito Santo last month – is approaching his first transfer window with the club and will likely use it as an opportunity to continue shaping his inherited squad.
It has been claimed that the Italian is keen to dip into the market to draft in another forward to support Harry Kane and an attacking right wing-back – despite the positive form of Brazil international Emerson Royal.
Spurs, though, have been forced to deal with an outbreak of Covid-19 in recent weeks which caused the postponement of three games and could throw a spanner into the works of the club’s January transfer operations.
However, Conte has since explained that the situation delayed any discussions of transfers from happening, but he is planning to meet with chiefs Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici in the coming weeks.
He said (via Football.London): “No we have not been able to discuss this because of the Covid situation at the club.
“But for sure we will have a meeting. I tend to exploit situations and I think at the moment the only way to improve Tottenham’s situation is to work hard with the squad I have got and improve my players.
“Then if there is the possibility to improve the team in the transfer window we will try to do our best to improve the level of Tottenham.”
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No doubt the Covid outbreak threw a big spanner into the works and essentially disrupted the club’s plans on and off the pitch. But the transfer window is now right around the corner now and discussions for transfer targets should be a priority now with the Covid outbreak now under control.
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