It’s been a tough time for Tottenham fans these past few weeks.
In addition to the uncertainty surrounding the future of star Harry Kane, the club also failed to reach a deal to become the serial winner. Antonio Conte your next manager.
The good news is that Spurs are expected to announce the appointment of Fabio Paratici this week in a position similar to his role as football director at Juventus, where he spent 11 years with Paulo Fonseca should also follow.
Paratici’s experience should help stabilize the ship and may even help Tottenham be more productive in the transfer market.
Here’s a list of players at Euro 2020 – which starts tonight – that they should monitor closely.
Marcel Sabitzer – Austria
sabitzer would be a welcome addition in midfield.
The RB Leipzig player, who is expected to enter the final year of his contract with the club, scored 8 Bundesliga goals last season and adds a slightly deeper attacking threat than the Spurs could face.
He’s also been used in a more defensive role at times, and versatility is never a bad thing when it comes to playing in the Premier League, with the Spurs taking a long-term interest in him.
Leanardo Bonucci – Italy
With the entry of Paratici, the Spurs will inevitably be linked to players they worked with at Juventus. One of them is Bonucci.
football.london reported in March that the club is determined to hire a defensive leader this summer, and there aren’t many better than Bonucci.
The Italian defender is a sure-fire veteran who knows what it takes to win top-level trophies, and his experience can help nurture young talents Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga as they look to reach top positions at the club in the immediate future.
Joachim Andersen – Denmark
Andersen did not disappoint while lending to Fulham Lyon last season, so much so that football.london understands that Spurs would be interested in hiring the defender this summer.
Although the West London team were relegated from the Premier League, the 25-year-old Danish international stood out as one of the team’s best players.
He was nominated for the league’s Player of the Month award in February after a series of impressive defensive displays, and is again another versatile option that can play either side of central defense or even in an advanced midfield role.
Wout Weghorst – Netherlands
Even if Kane decides to stay, Spurs need another striker.
Weghorst, who is believed to be a reliable finisher in front of goal, could be the man to provide the perfect spin for the England captain.
Wolfsburg valued him at £32m last summer and, at 28, he doesn’t have many years left at the top of his game, but signing him could be a worthwhile gamble.
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Pau Torres – Spain
towers he made a fine display against Manchester United two weeks ago when he helped his team lift the Europa League trophy, and hopes to make the same impact for Spain next month.
He’s not the most muscular, but he has good mobility and you rarely see him lose in duels with opposing attackers.
Milan Skriniar – Slovakia
Conte’s appointment would no doubt have helped in any pursuit of Skriniar, a player they tried to sign last summer but couldn’t get a deal over the line.
And, of course, without it, a possible deal seems a little more difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, especially given the financial situation of the Nerazzurri.
Slovakia may not go very far in the Euro, but we still have to see how competent defender Skriniar is.