Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton jostle for Juventus’ Samuel Iling Junior
Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing Juventus starlet Samuel Iling Junior, as per ESPN.
RB Leipzig are also interested in the 19-year-old left-winger. Bundesliga has been a great place for young English players to go and develop in recent years, with the likes of Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho proving to be the two biggest examples of that.
Hence, Iling Junior would know that Leipzig and Brighton could provide him with a better chance at first-team football when compared to Spurs.
The Lilywhites’ treatment of Bryan Gil and Djed Spence has also raised question marks if manager Antonio Conte will be quick to trust a youngster in his starting XI just yet. Nevertheless, Iling Junior could be a brilliant prospect for Tottenham.
Who is Samuel Iling Junior of Juventus?
The English youngster is in the last year of his contract at the Allianz Stadium. As expected, the Old Lady are very keen to renew his contract to fend off interest from abroad- especially the Premier League.
They are also confident that the player wants to remain in Turin. Iling Junior was snapped up by Juventus from Chelsea’s youth academy in the summer of 2020.
Since then, the winger has provided two assists in three senior games for Juve. All three of those appearances have come this season under manager Massimiliano Allegri.
He came on as a substitute against Lecce and Empoli in Serie A – two games Juve won – while also playing 20 minutes in his team’s 4-3 loss against SL Benfica. He assisted once against the Eagles and Lecce.
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The 1.82m winger is truly a rising star in Juventus’ academy and it is unlikely that they let him leave without a fight. Spurs, however, would be wise to keep track of his situation and be ready to pounce if contract talks go awry.