Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Valentino Livramento, with Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte looking to adding in a new right wing-back option.
According to Football Insider, Valentino Livramento has become an essential target for Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window. Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte are keen on bringing in a new right wing-back option. But signing the 19-year-old Southampton defender will be a costly affair, although he could be available at the right price.
Chelsea reluctantly allowed teenage prospect Valentino Livramento to leave the club for a small fee of £5 million last summer. Southampton kept pushing to sign him and eventually got their man, although they had to include a £38 million clause that would allow the Blues to re-sign him in 2023.
That may also mean Chelsea could have the first refusal on the right-back, especially if Southampton decide to sell him in the upcoming summer transfer window. Manchester United have already shown a significant interest in the full-back, who has made giant strides since joining the Saints.
Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Livramento, although they could incur huge costs to finalise the transfer. While Southampton will certainly point towards Chelsea’s clause in the contract, they could demand much more than £38 million if they are to lose the 19-year-old defender to their fellow Premier League club in the upcoming window.
Antonio Conte likes a specific system and relies heavily on his wing-backs in attack and transitional play. While Tottenham’s left side is somewhat secure with Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon, the right flank is a big problem. Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal have been disappointing this term, and the manager is seeking immediate reinforcements in the position.
At least one of Doherty and Emerson players could leave in the summer, paving the way for a new arrival to shore up the key position. Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey, Livramento and Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence are all linked heavily with a move to Tottenham in the summer.
Before any transfer happens, the key part would be for Tottenham to sufficiently back Conte in the next transfer window. There are already significant doubts cast over the Italian’s long-term future at the club after a recent outburst following Spurs’ defeat to Burnley.
They have since been knocked from the FA Cup by Middlesbrough and only have a top-four race to contend with. If Tottenham manage to make it to Champions League places, the club’s board could provide the necessary funds to bring in quality stars for next season, with Livramento firmly among those on the shortlist
It remains to be seen if Tottenham can prise the 19-year-old defender away from fellow Premier League club Southampton in the summer and convince him that a move to north London could be better than a prospective switch to another club such as Manchester United.