Tottenham have reportedly taken ‘concrete steps’ to sign Domenico Berardi.
The Sassuolo forward sparkled in Italy’s opener against Turkey on Friday evening and is one of ten Euros stars who have already boosted their transfer chances this summer.
Paulo Fonseca still hasn’t been announced as Spurs’ new manager, though confirmation is thought to be imminent, but new Managing Director of football Fabio Paratici is rumoured to be working on deals to present to the former Roma boss upon his arrival in north London.
Paratici left his role as Juventus’ long-serving chief football officer after 11 years last week.
“Tottenham is one of the top clubs in the UK and in Europe with an ambitious long-term plan,” he said.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said Paratici had “an outstanding track record in assembling competitive squads”.
It’s no suprise that Paratici is turning to Serie A to strengthen the squad, with Berardi rumoured to be near the top of the wishlist.
Italian outlet Quotidiano (via Sport Witness) claim the 26-year-old’s display against Turkey has persuaded Spurs to take ‘concrete steps’ to sign him.
They ran the headline: ‘Berardi, oh yes: Paratici calls him to Tottenham’.
The report goes on to explain that the club will move ‘immediately’ following the official announcement of Fonseca’s arrival.
One of the big potential problems for Paratici and Fonseca will be the potential need to replace Harry Kane, who has admitted he may be looking for a move away from the club this summer.
But the striker insisted he is not paying much attention to transfer talk for the moment, with his focus on England.
He said: “It’s been ok. I’m sure I’ll get asked about it a lot but my most important thing is trying to win a major tournament with England.
“The rest of the stuff will happen obviously when I get back from the tournament but for now that’s all I’m focused on.
“I’m not someone who listens to the noise anyway, whether it’s good or bad to be honest.
“I try to never get too high or too low. I’m here to give everything for my country.”