£52m star ‘near top of Conte’s list’ at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte will “definitely” have Alessandro Bastoni at the top of his list to strengthen the defence, according to journalist Carlo Garganese.

The Inter Milan player previously worked with the Spurs manager at Inter Milan, and they could be reunited if a transfer is concluded to bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

What is the latest news related to Bastoni?

The transfer saga involving Bastoni dates back to the summer, when his current team were thought to value the centre-back at around £52m, amid reported interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Tuttosport report that Spurs have since rekindled their interest in their summer target, but the San Siro club would be reluctant to part with one of their prized assets if a new bid was presented in the window of January

In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, Pete O’Rourke also opined that any potential deal will be difficult to include in the upcoming market, especially considering Inter have progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League.

What has Garganès said about Bastoni?

Garganese believes the Italian will be one of Spurs’ top targets because of Conte’s history with him, and because he could quickly adapt to the system set up at the club, telling GIVEMESPORT: “From Tottenham’s point of view, I I think a lot will depend on Conte, does he stay? If he stays, he will definitely be at the top of his list because he worked with him, basically made him the player he has become, gave him his chance and he fits perfectly with Conte’s back on the left side of this defence.

Would Bastoni be a good signing?

Tottenham have struggled defensively at times this season, conceding three goals at home to Leeds United in their last game before the World Cup break which almost cost them, and have failed to register a goal in net since the 2-0 win against Tottenham. Everton in October.

As such, they clearly need new reinforcements at the back and their 23-year-old target would be a perfect fit, should he be able to tempt Inter into selling the 6ft 3 enforcer.

Performances in Italy have seen the left-back resemble iconic centre-back Alessandro Nesta, while he has also impressed in the Champions League, recently earning an 8.3 SofaScore rating in his side’s win over 4-0 against Viktoria Plzen. , match in which he also got an assist.

Given that the intricacies of Bastoni’s game are known inside and out by Conte, the move would make perfect sense, and is one that Daniel Levy should prioritize in the January transfer window.

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