Tottenham star’s time is up as Antonio Conte leads the charge for uncompromising Serie A upgrade Wilfried Singo
Antonio Conte is driving a summer raid to Tottenham for Wilfried Singo in a move that could see a current star eliminated, according to a report.
Conte has already made his mark on Spurs since joining earlier this season. Tottenham have adopted the three-defender system and now have a strong midfield base to build from. Indeed, the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur in January finally gave Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg a valuable partner in the engine room.
Bentancur was joined in north London by former Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski.
The Swede is only on loan but if his first performances are good, Spurs will do everything possible to make this deal permanent. The 21-year-old has fitted in perfectly in the front three alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
And if the beginnings of a bright future are obvious, there are still several question marks in the Tottenham team.
One position that should be put under the microscope this summer is right-back.
Emerson Royal arrived from Barcelona in the summer, although it’s fair to say the Brazilian has been a disappointment so far.
Indeed, Matt Doherty has been preferred in recent weeks, the Irishman taking his chance with both hands. It also sparked speculation Emerson could be fired after just one season.
Conte turns to Wilfried Singo
Now, according to Sport Witnessthis scenario could unfold after Antonio Conte set his sights on signing Wilfried Singo from Turin.
The 21-year-old Ivory Coast international has been a mainstay at right-back this year in Turin.
The Italian side have the fifth-best defense in Serie A this year with just 30 goals scored in 29 matches. The only four teams to have conceded the fewest goals currently occupy the top four spots.
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the uncompromising Singo would add steel and determination to Spurs’ right flank. That’s not to say he doesn’t carry a threat of attack, though.
Singo has registered three goals and four assists in the current campaign. And by sports witnessConte now ‘wants him at Tottenham’.
Singo’s contract expires in the summer of 2023, although the club have the option to extend it for another 12 months. Either way, interest is said to be widespread, with Tottenham and Conte seen as the strongest.
Any interest to date is acknowledged to be in its infancy. As such, no figures on the cost of Singo are quoted.
However, the presence of the contract clause for an extra year will ensure that Torino won’t sell on the cheap.