According to 90min, Antonio Conte is still hoping to sign another right-back for Tottenham, despite the recent arrival of Djed Spence.
What is the story?
Well, the Italian already had a choice between Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty in that department, and now has three options after Spence joined in a deal worth an initial £12.5million. sterling.
However, Conte is still not satisfied.
90min believe the 52-year-old now wants another right-back, with Wolves speedster Adama Traore a potential option for Spurs.
The Spain international came close to joining Tottenham in January, before deciding to sign for Barcelona on a short-term loan.
Traore is now back at Molineux after Xavi decided against signing the 26-year-old.
90min add that Tottenham are also trying to sign Roma striker Nicolo Zaniolo, with Conte and Fabio Paratici – director of football at Spurs – seeing a future for the Italy international as a winger.
Undoubtedly, this is a very strange ratio considering that Conte already has three right-backs and also used Lucas Moura in that role during pre-season.
Antonio Conte will upset someone at Tottenham
In our view, signing another right-back is sure to upset someone at Tottenham, with Emerson Royal or Doherty being the most likely to be affected.
These two are the only players among Conte’s current options in this area who had a chance to impress him last season, and clearly they failed to do so.
Doherty is believed to be free to leave, while Emerson Royal has also been told he can leave by Conte, so we assume it will depend on who attracts the first offer.
Whoever is sold first will surely be very upset with Conte’s decision to sign another right-back after Spence as the Italian has clearly let them down.
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