Connect with us

ARTICLES

Conte gives Tottenham the green light to sign 21-year-old Super Lig defender

Published

on

Conte gives go-ahead to Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Besiktas full-back Rivdan Yilmaz

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik (h/t football.london), Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for Besiktas full-back Ridvan Yilmaz. Antonio Conte has given his approval and Spurs are looking to add the left-back to the squad.

The North London side currently has the likes of Sergio Reguilon and Ryan Sessegnon fighting for a place in the team for the left-wing-back role. However, it’s yet to be seen how the Italian manager fits in the new signings Tottenham have made this summer.

Reguilon is a player Tottenham signed in 2020 after the now 25-year-old showed promise by performing well in a successful Sevilla side. The Spaniard has since been a constant fixture in the squad.

Reguilon found game time hard to come by at Tottenham last season.
Reguilon found game time hard to come by at Tottenham last season. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

But last season under Conte, there were doubts about the player’s place in the starting XI and it seems the Italian prefered other options over him. Still, Reguilon is one of the better full-backs to have in a team and Tottenham will be smart to keep him in the squad.

Sessegnon was signed in 2019 as the player was one of the best prospects in English football. He did not see many opportunities in his first season and the 22-year-old was sent out on loan to Hoffenheim in the 2021/22 season and played an important role in the Bundesliga side.

Last season, especially since the Italian manager was appointed in November, Sessegnon has seen his fair share of game time and impressed at the left wing-back spot in Reguilon’s absence.

Sessegnon has played an important role in Conte's side.
Sessegnon has played an important role in Conte’s side.

Yilmaz one for the future

The youngster played an important role in the side at the end of the season and helped achieve the objective of being in the top four in the Premier League. Injuries kept the 22-year-old out of the team on occasions, but he managed to appear in 22 games for Tottenham.

Yilmaz is a 21-year-old left-back who plays for Besiktas in the Super Lig. The youngster appeared 33 times for the Black Eagles across all competitions, scoring three goals and providing four assists.

It remains to be seen what happens if the North London side signs the youngster. Fans will feel it’ll be hard for Yilmaz to get into the side. It seems the signing is one for the future rather than a first-team addition to the squad.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

But if Conte wants the man, it is best for our board to trust him in that regard. If Reguilon and Sessegnon stay, with Ben Davies also available, Yilmaz isn’t a signing we need urgently but one we can surely use in the coming years.

Spurs Transfer News

Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match. Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match.
ARTICLES3 hours ago

Carragher tells Tottenham only one summer signing will be regular starter under Conte

Tottenham Hotspur told only Yves Bissouma will be regular under Antonio Conte out of all summer signings Antonio Conte has...

Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
ARTICLES4 hours ago

Journo claims Serie A side have reached agreement to sign Tottenham flop on loan

Transfer News: Napoli reach agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to loan Tanguy Ndombele Fabrizio Romano claims that Napoli have reached an...

Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele. Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele.
ARTICLES5 hours ago

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star is in Spain to complete summer move

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso set to leave for Villarreal Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is...

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
ARTICLES19 hours ago

“Politics of the club”: Conte remains grounded regarding Tottenham’s transfer strategy

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer Tottenham Hotspur have had an interesting transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan. Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan.
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Discarded Spurs star set to return to La Liga outfit this summer

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan According to transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent. Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent.
ARTICLES21 hours ago

Tottenham set to trigger £41 million deal to sign on-loan ace permanently

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent According to The Telegraph,...

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club. Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club.
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Tottenham irked by players refusing to leave amidst concrete interest from elsewhere

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club Officials at Tottenham Hotspur are annoyed by Sergio...

Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona. Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona.
ARTICLES1 day ago

LaLiga star’s move on hold as Paratici enquires about free transfer to Spurs

Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona According to La Gazzetta...

Tottenham Hotspur dealt blow as Inter star Milan Skriniar agrees to personal terms with PSG. Tottenham Hotspur dealt blow as Inter star Milan Skriniar agrees to personal terms with PSG.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Inter still consider £59m Tottenham target sellable; on the lookout for replacement

Transfer News: Inter Milan still consider Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Skriniar sellable Inter Milan chairman Steven Zhang considers Tottenham Hotspur...

Davinson Sanchez warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group stage football match against Inter Milan. Davinson Sanchez warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group stage football match against Inter Milan.
ARTICLES2 days ago

AC Milan turn to South American Tottenham star after failed Tanganga pursuit

Tottenham Transfer News: AC Milan turn to Davinson Sanchez after failed Japhet Tanganga pursuit According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.it (h/t...