Tottenham’s ‘secret’ plan to complete transfer revealed as defender signing targeted

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in signing young Atalanta defender Giorgio Slavini amid a significant injury to recent signing Micky van de Ven

Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs monitoring the development of Atalanta youngster Giorgio Slavini, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano. Spurs have enjoyed a stellar start to the 2023/24 campaign, currently sitting fourth in the Premier League table, just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

One of the main reasons for the north Londoners’ impressive form has been summer signing Micky van de Ven. However, the Dutchman sustained a hamstring injury during his side’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea earlier this month.

After initial observations, it was determined that surgery would not be required and the former Wolfsburg centre-back would be able to recover through treatment with the club’s medical staff at Hotspur Way. However, Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou explained at his press conference in the week after that Van de Ven would still be out of action until the new year.

That leaves the Lillywhites short in defence, causing plenty of speculation regarding a new defender potentially arriving in the January transfer window. Now, transfer expert Romano has spoken about one centre-half that Spurs are keen on.

Speaking on KICK (via TBR ), the Italian said: “We have the best Italian player U21 wining the award right now. This is Giorgio Scalvini.

“The centre-back of Atalanta, a very talented player, we know him very well in Italy, not as known in Europe, but he is very good.

“He’s on the radar of many clubs, for example, I heard, last summer, Tottenham were considering a move, he was one of the secret players that they had in the list at Tottenham, but they decided to go for something different because Atalanta were asking crazy money for Scalvini.”