Tottenham Hotspur have been given a boost in their quest to sign Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco as transfer rivals AS Monaco reportedly pull out of a deal to sign the Italian.
The 27-year-old’s contract in Turin expires in the summer and with no new deal in place it appears that his time with the Italian champions is drawing to a close.
While it may be in the best interest of potential suitors to sign him on a free in six months, Juve are said to be willing to accept a reduced bid in January as they look to avoid losing him for nothing.
French outfit Monaco are allegedly among the frontrunners for his signature, yet according to Sky Sports Italy their surprising Champions League campaign has put a stop to any potential bid.
“The Ligue 1 club will make just one purchase this month, they want to make sure he can play against Arsenal. This decision takes Giovinco off their wish list since the striker has already played in the Champions League for Juventus,” the report claims.
According to the latest reports, Spurs have already held talks with Giovinco’s agent over a possible move to White Hart Lane this month.
The news of Monaco’s apparent withdrawal is excellent for the North Londoners as they bid to add much-needed firepower to their squad in an attempt to secure Champions League football for next season.
Giovinco grew up in a family of Milan supporters but has spent his whole career contracted to the Turin-based outfit, progressing through their youth ranks to the first-team squad.