Tottenham transfer news: Paratici working on signing Tino Livramento, fee will be 'mega money' - Sources
Tottenham have set their sights on signing Southampton right-back Tino Livramento this summer – and have already made preliminary moves.
The Londoners are in the market for a wing-back who can play on the right side and fit into Antonio Conte’s system after failing to land Adama Traore in January.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Livramento, 19, is a leading target for recruitment chief Fabio Paratici and he is already making preliminary moves.
Signing a wing-back who can defend and attack with aplomb is a key priority for the recruitment chief and manager Antonio Conte, as it was in January.
Livramento has made a big impact for Southampton since signing from Chelsea last summer in a £5million deal.
He has started 20 Premier League matches among 24 appearances in all competitions, and been the first choice for the entire campaign.
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At Spurs, Matt Doherty has started the club’s recent matches at right wing-back after 2021 signing Emerson Royal was previously the number one for most of the campaign.
Neither has completely convinced Conte and it is likely that a one will leave with a new right-sided defender arriving this summer.
Livramento’s asking price has climbed significantly this season after he moved from Chelsea without playing a single first-team match.
As per Calciomercato last Saturday (26 February), Man United are also keen on the teenager.
The Athletic claimed in September 2021 that Chelsea have a £38million buy-back option which becomes active in 2023.
Former Tottenham right-back Alan Hutton told Football Insider that Livramento is destined for a stellar career.
“It’ll be an interesting one to keep an eye on this summer. Livramento is a brilliant talent who would really improve that squad – especially if they’re looking to play with wing-backs.
“But it’s going to cost them mega-money, that’s for sure.”