Fabrizio Romano Reveals Why Tottenham Pulled Out of Race for 19-Year-Old

Tottenham Hotspur harbored a keen interest in acquiring the services of Giorgio Scalvini during the last summer transfer window. However, the potential deal hit a roadblock as Atalanta’s asking price for the promising young centre-back was deemed excessively high.

Giorgio Scalvini, at the tender age of 19, has rapidly ascended to prominence as one of the most promising young talents in Serie A. With an impressive tally of 64 appearances in the Italian top flight, Scalvini has not only showcased his defensive prowess but has also secured a spot in Italy’s starting eleven over the past 12 months.

Tottenham, amidst a flurry of links to various centre-backs, eventually secured the signature of Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg last summer. The Dutchman has since proven to be a revelation for the North London club. However, Romano has now disclosed that Scalvini was a player of significant interest for Spurs, though the club ultimately opted for an alternative due to Atalanta’s extravagant valuation.

In an interview with Kick, Romano shed light on Tottenham’s pursuit of Scalvini, stating, “We have the best Italian player U21 winning the award right now. This is Giorgio Scalvini. The centre-back of Atalanta, a very talented player, we know him very well in Italy, but not as well known in Europe, but he is very good.”

Romano continued, “He’s on the radar of many clubs; for example, I heard, last summer, Tottenham were considering a move. He was one of the secret players that they had on the list at Tottenham, but they decided to go for something different because Atalanta were asking crazy money for Scalvini.”

This revelation provides a glimpse into the intricate workings of Tottenham’s summer transfer dealings and the challenges they faced in securing the highly-rated Scalvini. As the young defender continues to draw attention across Europe, the question remains whether Tottenham or another elite club will make a move for him in the future, navigating the complexities of the transfer market.