Tottenham Hotspur in Pole Position for Multiple-Time Serie A Winning Midfielder as Aston Villa Drop Out of the Race

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Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to complete the signing of multiple-time Serie A winning central midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur after Aston Villa dropped out of the race for the Uruguayan. Both Premier League clubs appeared to be in fierce competition for Bentancur’s signature but having already had an active transfer window Villa have decided not to pursue the deal any further.

Tottenham Hotspur in Pole Position for Rodrigo Bentancur After Aston Villa Drop Out of Race

Potential to Be a Smart Signing for Spurs After a Frustrating Transfer Window

Spurs are now the only team showing strong interest in Juventus’ Bentancur after Aston Villa failed to offer an improved bid to the Italian giants, according to Romeo Agresti. The journalist said on Twitter: “Aston Villa have withdrawn from the race to sign Bentancur: no new offer for the player. Now Spurs are in pole position for the Uruguayan”.

This would be a smart signing for Antonio Conte’s team after what has thus far been a very frustrating January transfer window for manager and fans alike.

Adama Traore was the subject of intense interest from the North London side earlier this month, with Conte keen to land the Spaniard who he believed could be unleashed as a right wing-back. This was not meant to be, however, as Spurs failed to provide an acceptable bid to Wolverhampton Wanderers. As such, Traore is now officially a Barcelona player on loan from Wolves. This deal includes an option for the Spanish giants to sign the wide man permanently, a clause which they are highly likely to use.

Dusan Vlahovic was another player on Tottenham’s wishlist this January, although this certainly looked more of a long shot. The talented young striker has now completed his move to Juventus having displayed a general lack of interest in his potential Premier League destinations.


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