Tottenham Hotspur is expected to complete the first statement signing under Antonio Conte, as informs the Standard. Spurs June activity simply confirms the earlier insider leaks that Antonio Conte not just demands five or six new players, but also wants most business to be done until the start of pre-season.
We do not diminish the importance of such huge arrivals like Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma. The trio is a perfect mix of experience and young blood, not to mention that all three have immediate impact.
The Brazilian star Richarlison is now travelling to London to complete his medical. According to the source, in the next few hours, the Brazilian striker will undergo all the necessary medical procedures.
Richarlison de Andrade made 33 appearances for Everton in all competitions last season, scoring 11 goals and making five assists. The Brazilian striker’s contract with the Liverpool club runs until June 30, 2024. Transfermarkt estimates Richarlison’s market value at €50m. Spurs reportedly beat Chelsea in the race.
Clement Lenglet loan deal
Another deal expected to wrap up today is a loan of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona. According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham are on the verge of completing loan deal for the Frenchman until the end of the 2022/23 season. The parties have already agreed on everything.
Lenglet spent four years with the Blaugrana, but has never been a top first choice under new manager Xavi.
The new transfer strategy is a complete opposite of Tottenham’s usual tactics. The club is not known for easily throwing cash as well as dealing early signings.