Tottenham have joined the race to sign Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to reports in Italy.

The 24-year-old, who was recently named in Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for the Euro’s before an injury forced him to withdraw, contributed to 20 goals in 47 appearances for Roma last season after an impressive campaign under incoming Spurs boss Paulo Fonseca.

Italian outlet La Repubblica, relayed by The Express, believe that Tottenham are keen on the playmaker, but face stiff competition from Liverpool, who’ve reportedly bid £25.8m for his services.

Roma finished seventh last season, but reached the Europa League semi-finals, with Pellegrini excelling in the competition by scoring three times and adding three assists, half of which came in the two legs against Manchester United.

With Fonseca’s appointment imminent, the Italian won’t be the last Roma player linked with Tottenham this summer, but with their lack of goals and general creativity from the central areas last term, this would appear an excellent start from both Fonseca and Fabio Paratici.



  1. I actually think Matheus Pereira is a much better player than Lorenzo Pellegrini and better option for us but would take them both. Pellegrini looks a less capable version of Dele but we need an Eriksen (that is Pereira). Pereira could slot in next to Son and Alli in a 3 behind the striker and create chances from a position where we are weak (right forward). Pellegrini would only further bloat a position that is well stocked with Dele, Lo Celso and NDombele able to play there.

    I think we need a defensive box to box who can pass and carry the ball. We had a solid enough defensive with sissoko early season but couldnt score because of sissokos attacking limitations. We then, after some jose created disruptions to ndombeles defensive development shifted ndombele in at box to box and our defence became shocking. I think NDombele and Lo Celso need to be options rather than guaranteed starters because ndombele’s fitness needs to improve and lo celso has been injured to much to be dependent upon. Someone like Teun koopmeiners, yves bissouma or konrad laimer could be exactly what we need.

    And we need a left sided centreback like Pau Torres or Sven Botman.

    Assuming we dont lose any players then Matheus Pereira, Teun Koopmeiners and Pau Torres would be the 3 that would best fill the gaps put us back into contention.


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