Tottenham are prepared to make a significant financial offer for Stefan de Vrij, who could leave Inter Milan.
According to Milanese publication InterLive, Stefan de Vrij could be allowed to leave San Siro for a reasonable fee, with interest from Premier League clubs mounting. Tottenham are keen to sign him and are reportedly preparing a significant financial offer for the Dutchman.
Stefan de Vrij joined the club from Lazio to facilitate the assurance and solidity in the backline, which he has done during his time at San Siro. Antonio Conte built the title-winning Inter Milan side of the 2020/21 season on the foundations of their back-three, of which the 30-year-old was an integral part
However, the summer window could signal a change of guard at the back, with Simone Inzaghi keen to refresh his backline with a new addition or two. One look at their current first-choice starters, and Stefan de Vrij seems likely to depart.
Inter Milan are prepared to do without the influential Dutchman if a reasonable offer arrives in the summer window. His contract at Inter ends in 2023, which could lead the Serie A side to cash in when there is a market for the player. There is significant interest from the Premier League and Barcelona, and these destinations offer an exciting new phase for the defender to further his career.
With Barcelona close to signing Andreas Christensen, the path for English sides to acquire the Dutchman becomes clear. Despite the player rejecting Newcastle in January, the Magpies are set to table a fresh bid in the summer.
Tottenham are also very much in the mix, as Conte wants to bring a familiar face to ease the current problems plaguing the Lilywhites’ defence. He could already be thinking about pairing Cristian Romero and Eric Dier alongside the Dutchman.
The north London side are also prepared to offer a significant financial package as they are reported to be readying a contract worth €6.5 million per season. De Vrij’s affiliations with Conte could make things easier for Tottenham to swoop in for the defender.
Inter Milan are willing to accept offers in the region of €25-30 million, something the north London side could certainly afford. It remains to be seen if other clubs come into the mix by the end of the season. Stefan de Vrij surely has plenty of years left at the top level, and a switch to the Premier League with Tottenham could signal a new, challenging phase of his career.