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Tottenham Plot Audacious Swoop For £25m Juventus Target Who Represented Portugal Under-21

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Joao Cancelo

Joao Cancelo

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to make Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo as their first signing of the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino is yet to dip into the transfer market and has consistently maintained that his squad is good enough even without new additions. But following the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City and Trippier’s injury, he is looking to strengthen his defence and Cancelo is seen as an option.

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham are looking to rival Juventus for the Portuguese international. The Bianconeri are looking to replace Dani Alves on the right after he moved to Paris Saint-Germain and regard Cancelo as the right addition.

The Italian champions are ready to fork out £25million for the 23-year-old Cancelo who represented his national team in the Under-21 European Championships earlier this summer.

Trippier’s Injury

Cancelo is looking to leave the Spanish club and his situation has alerted Tottenham. Pochettino is eager to recruit him after our scouts saw him in action for Portugal, against Poland in June. More than Walker’s exit, it is the injury to Kieran Trippier that is keeping Pochettino interested in Cancelo. Trippier, who signed a long-term deal with the club earlier in the summer sustained an ankle injury against Juventus in the friendly at Wembley.

Trippier left Wembley on crutches and in a protective boot. The results are due and if the damage is significant, Pochettino will start the new season with just one recognized right-back in Kyle Walker-Peters. Cancelo has been one of the most consistent players for Valencia and has 8 assists to his name in 63 appearances over the last couple of seasons. His performances have caught the eye of Manchester United apart from Tottenham.

Need To Strengthen

There is a bit of frustration among Spurs fans, with us being the only Premier League club with no additions so far. If Trippier’s injury is more serious than feared, Pochettino will have no option but to sign a back-up. Will Cancelo be that player? Will we be able to trump Juventus’ interest and bring him to North London?

What do you think?

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