Tottenham ‘close’ to signing Udinese defender Destiny Udogie


Tottenham is close to an agreement to sign 19-year old defender Destiny Udogie from Udinese, according to the Telegraph.

Spurs have been linked to Udogie’s move for several months, and now they seem close to get their target. He would become Tottenham’s seventh signing in this summer transfer window, following Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet and Fraser Forster, as Daniel Levy splashes the cash trying to end up Spurs’ trophy-drought.

As an attacking wing-back, the 19-year-old made 35 league appearances last season, scoring five goals, and making three assists. It’s exactly an impressive campaign for a youngster who only had 170 first team minutes at Hellas Verona two seasons ago, and he looks very exciting to hit his best form.

In fact, Udogie’s recent record has seen him grab eight goal contributions in 14 games, and, in all honesty, that’s a ratio that most strikers would be proud of.

What’s more? Udogie is seemingly such a potential player who would have the chance to compete with Ryan Sessegnon for that LWB spot in the future. And he is young enough that he’s not going to command a super high fee, and his upside is massive.

Although he won’t move to North London right away Tottenham have decided to go on signing Udogie who they believe has the potential to be a world-class player. When the Italian youth international can join Conte’s team remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday against Southampton.

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