Conte ‘recommends’ left-back to Tottenham Hotspur – Villarreal star among their ‘most valued players’

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2022 5:45 - Lewis Oldham

Conte targets Estupinan

According to reports, Antonio Conte has ‘recommended’ Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan to Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Spurs have already signed Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster this summer.

They are also being linked with the likes of Djed Spence, Richarlison and Anthony Gordon.

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Estupinan joined Watford in 2016 but he did not make a single appearance for the English side.

He left Watford in 2020 as he made the move to Villarreal for an initial fee of £15m.

The defender has played 74 times for the Spanish side across all competitions over the past two seasons.

Spanish outlet El Periodico Mediterraneo (via Sport Witness) are Tottenham are ‘interested’ in signing Estupinan this summer.

They claim that Conte has ‘recommended’ the full-back to Spurs as a ‘possible reinforcement’.

Villarreal’s asking price is not revealed, but it is noted that he is one of their ‘most valued players’.

Meanwhile, according to Andros Townsend, it is “slightly disrespectful” to claim Tottenham is a “step up” from Everton.

A £50m switch has been rumoured, but the two clubs appear to be far apart on their valuations as things stand.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Richarlison’s Everton teammate, Townsend, has stated that leaving the Blues for Spurs would not be much of a step up.

“I think you’re being slightly disrespectful by calling Spurs a step up.” Townsend replied when asked how big a move to Spurs would be for the 25-year-old (quotes via 90min).

“I think Everton is one of the biggest clubs in England, one of the most historic clubs, one of the biggest fanbases.

“He’s already a hero at Everton for what he’s done. He’s a fantastic player and towards the end of the season the goals he scored to keep us up. We speak about what Frank Lampard did for the team, why the fans did to lift us, but Richarlison came back from injury, scored goals and kept us up. So he’s already got hero status at the club… and that’s all you’re getting from me!

“I had years of Wilfried Zaha questions [when he played at Crystal Palace], so I’m used to it by now!”


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