According to Le10sport, Tottenham Hotspur have a strong interest in Atalanta’s Timothy Castagne with the right-back keen on moving to the Premier League.
Castagne’s contract at Atalanta expires in 2021. The Corriere Della Sera claim he has no intention of signing a new deal at the Serie A club.
A summer transfer is therefore likely and the Belgium international has strong suitors.
French editorial Le10sport claim both Spurs and Paris Saint-Germain are chasing his signature.
And Castagne has added to the speculation by sharing his desire to play in England.
“I like the Premier League and the direct play we play in England. But whether it comes now or in a few years, whatever,” the defender is quoted as saying.
Tottenham have struggled in the fullback positions over the past 18 months.
Kieran Trippier lost his place at Spurs and was later sold to Atletico Madrid last summer. His replacement, Serge Aurier, has endured an inconsistent campaign.
Manager Jose Mourinho needs to shake up his Spurs squad. While a new striker, midfielder and centre-back is a must, another fullback will also be welcome.
Castagne, 24, has posted eight goals and nine assists in 82 games for Atalanta.
The attacking fullback has plenty of potential, and seemingly fits in with Tottenham’s philosophy of buying young players with a high re-sale value.
Castagne’s desire to play in England makes a deal possible. But, with PSG also in the running, Spurs will have to move fast.