COMMENT By Richard Parks
What a signing Kwadwo Asamoah would be for Tottenham.
The word is that Spurs are firmly in the hunt to land the experienced Juventus midfielder on a free transfer this summer.
Italian transfer site Calcio Mercato claim that Spurs have made a firm approach for the Ghana international, 29, but face competition for his signature from Everton and Inter Milan.
It is said that the north Londoners have asked for information about Asamoah’s situation, while Inter have already tabled a three-year contract offer to the player. Cash-rich Everton have also made their interest very clear.
Asamoah’s imminent free agent status gives him plenty of options and Spurs will need to be persuasive, and act quick, to seal a deal.
The club’s recruitment team and transfer negotiators – led, as ever, by chairman Daniel Levy – have a fight on their hands but it is one they can win.
It must be a priority.
Asamoah is a serial winner who has been instrumental in Juventus’ domination of the Italian league in the last half decade as well as their excellent Champions League runs.
He is energetic, physical classy and versatile – the left footer can operate wide in midfield, as a wing-back or as an attacking central midfielder.
Asamoah has spent nearly his entire career in Serie A – he had four years at Udinese before joining Juventus in 2012, but his physical playing style is ideally suited to the Premier League.
Spurs should pull out all the stops to get him.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.