Why a new Empoli contract for Assane Diousse won't be enough to stop him moving if Tottenham make a big offer.
Talented Senegalese midfielder Assane Diousse has signed a new contract with Empoli, report Tuttomercatoweb.
It is reported that Diousse has agreed a five year deal with the Serie A side, which the club will announce shortly.
Tuttomercatoweb reported a fortnight ago that Diousse is interesting Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.
The 18-year-old has broken into the first team and made five appearances for Empoli so far this season.
Yet despite his contract renewal, Tottenham should not give up hope of signing him.
Empoli's record sale is £8.4 million received for Massimo Maccarone back in 2002, while their biggest ever signing cost them just £2.2 million.
Diousse's contract is not solely about locking him down for five years, but more so that they are in a position of security to net a good fee if he continues his strong progression.
A sizeable offer from Spurs would surely tempt them into selling, especially if they suffer relegation.
At this early stage Empoli are in 14th place in Serie A with one win from four games, and are likely to face a survival battle throughout the campaign.
Diousse's contract may be an obstacle in the path of clubs looking to sign him, but far from an insurmountable one.