Antonio Conte and Tottenham have been extremely busy this summer, and they could be building something special.
Three players have already been signed by Italian duo Conte and sporting director Fabio Paratici, with three more expected to arrive in north London before the start of the season.
Many will say a squad overhaul was needed after two disappointing seasons in sixth and seventh, followed by last campaign’s top four at the eleventh hour.
Conte’s arrival in November was one of the main reasons they managed to qualify for the Champions League, with the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss getting the most out of Spurs last season .
But now he has been tasked with putting his own mark on the team by chairman Daniel Levy, who hopes he can do what he did in west London, where he won the Premier League title with the Blues.
The addition of Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster is unlikely to play a huge role in this, but the 6ft 6in keeper is an extremely capable No.2 for captain Hugo Lloris between the sticks.
Conte’s reunion with Ivan Perisic will likely prove much more laudable at the end of the season.
Having played as a left winger at the time, he is expected to do the same in north London, with Spaniard Sergio Reguilon and Ryan Sessegnon two decent MPs in that role – although there is a chance that the first is sold.
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Yves Bissouma was the third new man when he signed a £25million deal from Brighton – described as a ‘punch’ by Harry Redknapp.
The Mali international is said to have been in high demand but has opted to join Conte’s project at Spurs, where he will likely be paired with Rodrigo Bentancur in a two-man midfield, assuming last season’s 3-4-3 be blocked.
This formation will very clearly require three defenders – one of whom is said to be on his way from Barcelona.
Clement Lenglet looks like the man to pair Eric Dier and Cristian Romero in a three-man defense, with Spurs looking to sign the Frenchman imminently.
The likes of Ben Davies – who has been superb for Wales in recent internationals – Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga are also options at the back.
Another player talkSPORT understands is set to join the club, Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence, who enjoyed a superb campaign at Nottingham Forest last season.
He helped Steve Cooper’s side earn promotion to the Premier League, thriving in a formation similar to what Conte is likely to play – the England youth international would be a fantastic addition.
Making good signings is something Tottenham seem to be getting used to, following deals for Bentancur and Juventus team-mate Dejan Kulusevski in January.
The Swedish winger has scored five goals and provided eight assists in just 18 games after arriving from another of Conte’s former sides halfway through the season.
He has teamed up well with the irrepressible duo of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, with many expecting this trio to be nailed to start together this season.
That was until news broke of Everton’s move to Richarlison at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The enigmatic Brazilian arrives to add even more depth to an already dangerous frontline, which also includes Richarlison’s Selecao teammate Lucas Moura.
Squad depth is something Spurs fans have demanded for years and now they finally seem to have it, with quality all over the pitch.
Some would say a creative midfielder is always needed, but attacking talent on the pitch is a hugely exciting prospect.
As well as the three playing in attack, Perisic and Spence will also be keen to move forward, which will allow Son, with Richarlison or Kulusevski, to play more centrally, while Kane descends deeper – which is what did so effectively last season. .
Conte is now able to field a starting XI capable of taking on anyone in the division – including Manchester City and Liverpool, bearing in mind they were unbeaten against them last season with a stronger squad. weak.
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Spurs fan.
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