Alan Hutton opines on Antonio Conte’s motives amidst Tottenham Hotspur contract stalemate
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has claimed that Antonio Conte could be delaying the process of renewing his contract to get more money out of chairman Daniel Levy.
Spurs fans know very well that Levy is financially shrewd, especially in the transfer market. Conte has had three decent windows with us.
Last January, we got in Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, who are now a very big part of our first-team set-up. The summer window saw us bring in a lot of players including Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, and Yves Bissouma.
This January, we finally signed Pedro Porro and got in Arnaut Danjuma on loan. The latter shows that perhaps we are waiting for Bryan Gil to mature further or sign a quality attacker permanently in the near future.
Spurs and Conte are a good match
But still, Spurs aren’t a team that boasts genuinely top-quality names all over the pitch. A world-class centre-back, a new goalkeeper, and another quality central midfielder (a playmaker perhaps).
Hutton, in his exclusive column for the Football Insider, has claimed that Conte could be playing the waiting game with the Tottenham hierarchy to be backed in the transfer market.
“Something tells me that Conte likes all of this and I just can’t see him leaving in the summer. I think he is looking to rebuild and he is just looking for money to do that.”
Hopefully, the two parties come to an agreement behind the scenes. Conte has ties in Italy and it is, after all, his homeland. If it really is down to money, then it is a good sign for us fans because it would mean he is open to continuing at Tottenham.
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Even a one-year extension would not be a bad idea, where the club can then have a chance to prove themselves to the former Chelsea manager that they can match his ambitions on and off the pitch.