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Transfer News: Bologna not considering selling Tottenham Hotspur target this month

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Tottenham Hotspur target Riccardo Calafiori might not join the club after Bologna declares him to be an important player


According to Football Italia, Bologna is currently unwilling to entertain the idea of selling Riccardo Calafiori to Tottenham Hotspur, leading to a shortage of options in the defensive area for Spurs.

Since joining Bologna from Basel in a €4 million transfer last summer, Calafiori has played a crucial role in Thiago Motta’s team this season, starting in 17 Serie A matches.

Tottenham’s proactive market strategy was evident with the acquisition of Radu Dragusin from Genoa. In his debut game, a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, Dragusin demonstrated promise as a potential starter and could provide competition for Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven.

Riccardo Calafiori.
Riccardo Calafiori is making a name for himself at Bologna. (Urs Lindt/freshfocus)

Meanwhile, there are signals that Ange Postecoglou and the management at Spurs are considering a shift to a more robust defensive lineup, potentially exploring a back-three formation.

Securing the signature of Calafiori won’t be a straightforward task, despite Tottenham’s keen interest. The likes of Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, and Napoli, prominent teams in Serie A, have also taken notice of the defensive prodigy. While a summer transfer might be a more realistic possibility for interested parties, Bologna’s reluctance to sell during a successful season introduces an additional layer of complexity.

Initially signed as a left-back for Bologna, the 21-year-old has transitioned into a central defender under Thiago Motta’s guidance. Luciano Spalletti, the coach of the Italian national team, has even declared him “ready” for international duty.

Tottenham Hotspur target Riccardo Calafiori might not join the club after Bologna declares him to be an important player.
Radu Dragusin made his Tottenham Hotspur debut vs Manchester United.

Tottenham’s pursuit of Calafiori in the face of significant competition suggests their awareness of the need to enhance defensive strength and adaptability. While the focus may shift to midfield additions shortly, the groundwork laid for Calafiori’s potential summer transfer could prove worthwhile.

The recent signings of Timo Werner and Dragusin reflect a well-executed transfer strategy aimed at addressing various squad requirements for Tottenham. Simultaneously, the competitive edge of the team has been effectively maintained, notably due to the return of Rodrigo Bentancur and his impactful performances, particularly highlighted by his contribution at Old Trafford.

The strategic and timely additions to the squad showcase Tottenham’s commitment to bolstering their team and maintaining competitiveness in the pursuit of success.

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To achieve success in both local and European tournaments, Tottenham must strike a delicate balance between addressing immediate needs and engaging in long-term planning, adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the transfer market.

Whether Spurs will continue their pursuit of the player at the end of the season remains uncertain, and it will be interesting to see how their strategy evolves to meet the challenges and aspirations of the club.

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