By Paddy Kenny

13th Aug, 2022 | 1:00pm

Antonio Conte backed to agree deal after Tottenham source's £20m update - pundit

Antonio Conte is planning to stay at Tottenham long-term with the signing of Destiny Udogie.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the latest news out of N17.

On Tuesday (9 August) sources told Football Insider that Tottenham have agreed personal terms with Udogie after having a £20million buy-to-loan bid accepted by Udinese.

On Monday (8 August), Spurs expert and Football Insider pundit John Wenham told this site that Udogie is a Conte signing, pointing towards his long-term plans for the club.

Kenny claims Conte may be nearing the point where he would consider signing a new long-term deal at the club.

“What a name, by the way. If he is looking at getting these younger players in, then it’s only good news,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“It is looking like he will stay. He always wanted that backing and I think it is fair to say that he has had it.

“There was always a worry that if he wasn’t backed then he might have gone. Looking at these singings, it might be time to sit down and discuss a long-term contract.

“That’s what every Tottenham fan wants. That, for me, is what it is pointing towards with a signing like this.”

Conte’s Spurs deal expires at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Tottenham beat Southampton 4-1 in their first game of the season.

In other news, a Tottenham expert has tipped Harry Winks to join Nottingham Forest after a development.