Tottenham Hotspur are in the running to sign Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to Frederic Gounongbe, with the former footballer-turned-analyst expressing his belief in a recent interview with RTL (via Sport Witness) that the centre-forward could simply change postcodes in London this summer, and Antonio’s side Conte seems to be the most likely. fate for the 28-year-old if he were to leave Chelsea.
Earlier reports have also suggested the Belgium international would be interested in moving to north London to link up with the 52-year-old manager once more, as the striker has so far struggled to find his best form after returning. to Stamford Bridge last summer.
On Lukaku’s future, Gounongbe said: “For Lukaku, either it will be at Chelsea, with a change of system or coach – he still has five years left on his contract – or he will stay in London, but he will change neighborhoods and go to Tottenham. .
“There is a certain Antonio Conte, and, if [Harry] Kane should go, there will be a place available, although it will be difficult between these two clubs.”
Conte can of the “dangerous” duo
While Kane’s future in north London appears to be a little more secure following Conte’s appointment to the club last November, the England captain nonetheless remains linked with a move this summer, with The Athletic reporting. recently that the 28-year-old could be tempted by a move to Manchester United at the end of this campaign.
Who would you prefer at Spurs next season?
Lukaku and Martinez
If this comes to fruition, there would seem to be a very real possibility of Tottenham launching a £97.5m Lukaku crackdown, a deal that could see the Belgian, whom Thomas Tuchel called “dangerous”, linked with his ex Inter. His partner at Milan, Lautaro Martínez, at Tottenham.
Indeed, the 24-year-old is also reported to be a target for Conte this summer, with €70m ($58.5m) believed to be enough to lure the Argentine international away from the San Siro.
And, considering the duo scored 104 goals and recorded 37 assists during his two seasons at the helm of the Inter line for Conte, if the pair who “really hit it off” were to come together again at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Italian would certainly have formed an incredibly lethal. attack.
Furthermore, should Spurs hit the £160m asking price for Kane, it would appear that Daniel Levy could easily afford both players to replace the Tottenham talisman.
As such, taking all of the above into account, if Kane leaves North London this summer, a one-two punch for Lukaku and Martinez would appear to be an excellent way for Conte to replace the 28-year-old.
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