Four in, eight out: Tottenham’s transfer plans post-Bissouma revealed
Tottenham appear to be closing in on their third signing of the summer transfer window.
The Lilywhites have already secured the services of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster on free transfers and now, as 101 covered earlier on Tuesday, Tottenham are looking to sign Brighton central midfielder Yves Bissouma for £25m.
A decent price for a proven Premier League talent that will provide Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg some much-needed competition next season.
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However, despite seemingly having wrapped up their third deal of the summer, Spurs do not look to be anywhere close to done in the market.
This comes with it reported that Antonio Conte wants four more signings this summer – two defenders, a creative midfielder and a forward – to arrive before the club’s pre-season tour to South Korea in mid-July.
It is added that Spurs are ‘quietly confident’ of securing the return of Christian Eriksen on a free transfer and are also interested in Everton striker Richarlison.
Said players would take care of the creative midfielder and striker spots, leaving Tottenham to sign two more defenders.
One of those defenders is expected to be a left-footed centre-back to compete with Ben Davies on the left of Tottenham’s back-three.
Pau Torres of Villarreal and Alessandro Bastoni of Inter Milan have been the two names most heavily linked for that role.
Elsewhere, it is believed that Conte is eyeing quite the clear-out this summer. The Italian wants to offload around eight players, including Sergio Reguilon, Emerson Royal, Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele.
Bergwijn has received interest from Ajax, whilst Lo Celso could be used in a deal to bring Pau Torres to north London.