Why Tottenham fans should be excited about Fabio Paratici's transfer record

Juventus fans

Tottenham fans should be excited about reports the club are looking at bringing in Fabio Paratici as sporting director.

Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach to hire Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici, according to Italian website Calciomercato.

At first thought, the prospect of bringing in another Serie A based transfer guru does not sound appealing, after the way Franco Baldini failed after being tempted away from Roma.

A look at Paratici's transfer record suggests he could be different, and Spurs fans should be excited about the potential hire.

Fabio Paratici's time at Juventus is defined by the signing of Paul Pogba, being able to tempt the French international away from Manchester United on a free.

The box-to-box midfielder is now valued as one of the world's most expensive player, and regarded so highly that he is seen as a future Ballon d'Or contender.

Pogba is not the only bargain Paratici has managed to land. He signed Carlos Tevez from Manchester City for less than £10 million, who went onto play a key role in back-to-back Scudetto campaigns.

Fernando Llorente arrived on a free transfer under Paratici's watch, while Alvaro Morata appears to be a steal from Real Madrid, with Juventus seeing off competition from Premier League clubs.

The addition of Sami Khedira on a Bosman also could be a coup, and signing Juan Cuadrado on loan from Chelsea, months after he was bought for over £20 million by the Premier League side was a stroke of genius.

More star signings include Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, while snapping up Patrice Evra for just £2 million was also a shrewd addition from Manchester United.

Paratici has shown he can deliver top signings under financial constraints, which Spurs could face as they wait for their new stadium to be built, and if Daniel Levy is intent on adding a new sporting director, the Italian could be their best bet.

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