Destro needs first-team football, may re-open Tottenham path

Mattia Destro is reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated by not being seen as the key man for Roma and could push for a move in January.

Despite his clear eye for goal, Roma boss Rudi Garcia doesn't seem to regard Mattia Destro as a reliable frontman and the Italian international is said to be feeling unsettled.

Although he was in Antonio Conte's Italy squad for the games against Azerbaijan and Malta, Destro didn't feature and cut a frustrated figure.

Il Messaggero reports that it is getting to Destro not being seen as a guaranteed starter for either club or country and questions whether it is best for the 23-year-old to remain at Roma.

The paper suggests that periods of sitting on the bench have characterised Destro's promising career so far and he needs to find a solution.

While Roma have always insisted that Destro isn't for sale, his wages are very high for someone who isn't called upon game after game.

Tottenham are known to admire Destro and they may find that the path is open if they chose to come in with a sizeable bid.

For Destro the chance to play in the Premier League could be too good to refuse and there's only so long he can continue to grab infrequent opportunities to impress.

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