Spurs to target Bastoni soon as Conte wants to sign the Italian defender. Inter are looking to keep Bastoni and sell Skriniar to generate profit in this transfer window. Also, the Spurs will not make a move for Bastoni in this window as they are looking to target him later. Inzaghi is also planning this season with Bastoni playing on the left side of the back three.
Spurs have been very active in this transfer window and they recently signed Lenglet on loan from Barca. However, it is a one-year loan and Spurs do not have a buy option. Conte wants to sign Bastoni in the future and he will make move in 12 months. Also, Inter have to generate profit before June 2023 so they can sell Bastoni later. Inter will keep Bastoni till then and search for other options next year.
Spurs to target Bastoni before next summer
Despite reports, Spurs do not have an option to buy the French defender. The North London club do not want to sign Lenglet permanently. Conte wants to reunite with Bastoni but he will be working with Lenglet for one year. The Italian defender improved a lot under Conte and is now a regular starter for both club and country. He has the defensive awareness and speed to restrict the opponent’s forwards. Also, in possession, he is one of the best defenders in Europe. Bastoni can progress the ball forward and break lines. Also, he makes overload from the left flank and can deliver pinpoint crosses in the box.
Conte is searching for a defender who is good in possession as Spurs have been one-dimensional with their approach so far. Inter have to make a net profit of €60 million before next season so they will have to sell a player or two in the winter transfer window.