Tottenham are interested in adding more quality to their side and they have targeted Federico Bernardeschi of Fiorentina as their next big signing, according to the reports from the Standard Sport. The 22-year-old Italian certainly has had a great season so far for La Viola and had reportedly impressed the London side last season when they faced off in the Europa League.
The Italy international has been on a meteoric rise of late and has already scored nine goals in the Serie A. It isn’t just Tottenham who are interested in signing the attacker with reports suggesting that Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and even Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the youngster.
Tottenham want someone to help out on the wings and they do see Bernardeschi as a viable option but the big issue could be related to his price tag. £40million is the touted fee for the 22-year-old and even then Fiorentina may not want to sell the Italian anytime soon.
Spurs would certainly have to break the bank should they want to sign the player and battling the likes of the other clubs mentioned will not be easy. Bernardeschi and Fiorentina are trying to iron out a deal for the Italian.
While the club do want to include a transfer clause of £70million, Bernardeschi and his agents are willing to sign a new deal till 2022 with a catch. The player’s agents don’t want any transfer clause included into the contract and it will be important to see just how this plays out.
While Bernardeschi certainly is having a great season so far, what is his greatest asset is the ability to play all across the park. The 22-year-old can play out wide as a winger or as a right or left sided midfielder.
Bernardeschi could be seen as a Dele Alli sort of player but his dribbling and passing are top notch as well. It is a bit of a surprise actually seeing Tottenham linked with the Italian as many other teams seem to have missed the bus with the 22-year-old.
Mauricio Pochettino has to be a little careful with the money he spends on bringing such talents. The likes of Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko are yet to fire, though Sissoko is getting better with each game.
Tottenham have spent big bucks in the past to bring in quality players and for once, they might be getting a good deal should they stay within a reasonable amount spent on the player.