Conte makes a new Tottenham! After PerišIć, two players from Barcelona are arriving
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The Italian has already confirmed his first transfer, securing Ivan Perisic, who came from Inter Milan, but as a free agent. The Croatian offensive player will cover the left side of the attack, ie the left flank, because the assumption is that Conte will force a 3-5-2 system.
Tottenham, the English claim, is close to a two-year loan deal with Barcelona central defender Clement Lenglet. The 26-year-old rarely played for Blaugrana last season, and Barca is doing everything to get rid of players who are not in the foreground, thus relieving the box office, where the situation is still quite critical.
Tottenham has once again expressed a desire to bring in Adam Traore. The winger, who manages best on the right side of the field, was already connected with the Spurs this winter, but then he chose Barcelona. How it is less and less likely that Barca will make his loan from the Wolves permanent.
Antonio Conte sees it as a great solution. Traore's price is around 30 million euros. Tottenham is also reportedly stuck with Romelu Lukaku, about whom Conte has a great opinion. Lukaku would also come on loan with the option to buy, but reportedly it will be a difficult mission, as the Belgian striker primarily wants to return to Inter.
And the question is how much Chelsea wants to strengthen the big city rival with loans.
A big bonus for Conte
According to the Times, Conte is in line for a 2.5 million pound bonus if his side secure fourth place. The Italian coach took charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Spurs were in ninth place in November.
He has picked up 53 points out of a possible 81, and Tottenham leapfrogged arch-rivals Arsenal into the fourth spot with their victory over Burnley on Sunday. Conte has made it clear to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he wants at least six signings in the summer transfer window.
These six signings would include three defenders, a midfielder, and an attacker, and he wants them to arrive before the club's pre-season tour of South Korea in July.