Tottenham have held talks over a potential swoop for Juventus wideman Kwadwo Asamoah this summer with Everton also interested in taking advantage of his contract situation, according to a report.
The Sun claim on their website that Spurs have had their officials get in touch with the 29-year-old’s representatives over a move, with the Toffees said to have made a “firm approach” to snap him up.
The left sided flyer, who can operate as a wing back or a natural winger, will see his contract run out at the Italian giants this summer, and has rebelled against putting to pen to paper over a new deal after rejecting a six-year offer, leaving him as a free agent come the end of the season.
He has made 20 appearances for Juve this season, including in both legs of the club’s Champions League victory over Tottenham, and also has 69 caps under his belt for Ghana.
Football Insider verdict
While usually one side moving ahead of another in a transfer hunt might come as a blow, in this scenario Spurs can sit back confident that they will be on level pegging with Everton. All clubs will be dealing with Adamoah and his representatives, rather than Juventus, as he becomes a free agent, and the player will have the chance to pick from the numerous options for what suits him best. Tottenham will no doubt pose an interesting proposition to the Ghanaian, although Mauricio Pochettino’s tendency to avoid using wingers could swing the advantage in Everton’s favour. You can be sure that there will be more than just the English pair in the hunt though, and the winger will be mulling over his options carefully as he plots the next step of his career.
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