A fresh insight into the transfer plans of those in a position of power at Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur has been provided on Friday.
Spurs, of course, have enjoyed a hugely productive summer window to date.
Amid hopes of kicking on from a 4th-placed league finish last time out, the Lilywhites have reinforced to the tune of six new players, in the form of Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.
And yet, if the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, Antonio Conte remains unsatisfied with the options at his disposal.
This comes amid claims that the Italian tactician, alongside compatriot Fabio Paratici and co, remain on the lookout for reinforcements.
And one position in particular, it is understood, has been singled out as most in need of fresh blood.
As per transfer expert David Ornstein of The Athletic, Tottenham are keen to add to the club’s creative midfield options before the new season kicks into gear.
🚨| David Ornstein on any further Tottenham signings: “Creative midfielder is where we might just see someone come in before the window shuts”
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) July 22, 2022
Interestingly, such claims come fresh on the back of reports in the Italian media over the course of the last 24 hours, pointing towards AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo as having reemerged as a prime target on the part of the Lilywhites.
As things stand, though, the Italian international is understood to favour a move to Serie A rivals Juventus.
Tottenham will not have any problems in reaching Roma’s price tag for Nicolo Zaniolo, report La Repubblica. But the player has rejected approaches from abroad this summer and has agreed personal terms with Juventus already.https://t.co/ecR9gVvfTh
— Get Italian Football News (@_GIFN) July 22, 2022