Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing Benoit Badiashile from AS Monaco
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato (h/t Football.London), AS Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile is a subject of interest for Tottenham Hotspur amidst interest from other European clubs. Spurs have been linked to several defenders following the appointment of Antonio Conte.
The 20-year-old has emerged as a top talent in recent times and has become a starter at the club level. Having been established as a first-team regular last season, he has not slowed down in progress.
Badiashile has three years remaining in his current contract with Monaco meaning a move may not be cheap. Tottenham have also been linked to him in the past, which shows that he has done well to capture Spurs’ interest for an extended period of time.
The Frenchman has played 17 games for his Ligue 1 club across all competitions and also has four clean sheets to his name.
Conte has used a three-at-the-back formation so far and is most likely to continue that going forward. And as a result, the North London club would be wise to be on the lookout for centre-backs that can suit the new system.
Cristian Romero was signed from Atalanta BC back in the summer and has played in a similar system. Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon still pose question marks going into the future.
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The Italian has preferred a back-three with Romero, Eric Dier and Ben Davies so far, which could give us an idea about his feelings surrounding Sanchez and Rodon. However, it is still early days and things could change in the meantime.
Whatever the case may be, it is good that we are keeping an eye on the talented French defender as a potential target. And it is hard to see why any Spurs fan would be disappointed were he to arrive at N17 in the future.