Paratici ‘focuses eyes’ for Spurs on €36m Serie A midfielder

Will Ford
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Tottenham director Fabio Paratici is now focused on a move for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez, according to reports.

The Uruguayan – who can play in all midfield roles – has also been linked with a move to Leeds, but both Nuno Espirito Santo and Paratici believe he would be a useful addition in north London.

It was Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio that revealed Spurs’ interest on Wednesday.

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Di Marzio said: “After the break with the rossoblù club, the Uruguayan is looking for a team. There were the first contacts from Paratici’s Tottenham and the negotiations are proceeding.

“The not easy summer of the midfielder began with the missed departure for the withdrawal and the delay in showing up for Cagliari training. In recent days, however, with a letter Nandez had explained his reasons, asking the company to respect its word.”

And now Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claim Paratici has ‘particularly focused his eyes on Nandez’, with negotiations still ‘continuing’.

Spurs are unlikely to be able to match Nandez’s €36m transfer release clause, and the report claims the most likely option is for Cagliari to receive €5m ‘for the one year loan alone’.

Nandez is reportedly desperate to leave the Serie A club this summer, with the report stating that he ‘absolutely does not want to play for the third consecutive year with the Cagliari shirt’.

Meanwhile, the Harry Kane saga rumbles on and Nuno Espirito Santo is as sick of it as the rest of us.

He said: “Maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t really care about what’s been said and written outside, because this you cannot control, and honestly with all my respect it doesn’t really matter,” Nuno said.

“What matters is what is happening behind the doors, and what is happening behind the doors is that Harry is our player, he’s preparing himself, training today, he’s going to train tomorrow and again on Friday, joining the group, and this is how we operate.

“We don’t really pay much attention to what’s said outside regarding the situation of Harry, Harry is our player, one of the best players in the world, and we are very lucky to have him.”