Journalist Pete O’Rourke reckons that Stefan de Vrij and Arturo Vidal would bring “leadership” and a “winning mentality” to Tottenham.
Spurs have been linked with the duo, who were both part of the Inter Milan team that won Serie A with Antonio Conte last season, ahead of the summer transfer window.
What’s the latest news involving De Vrij and Vidal?
Conte is not only looking to improve the quality of his squad, but he recently told the Italian media that signing experienced players will help Tottenham become competitive again.
The Spurs boss is a serial winner and is used to winning trophies, with five league titles in England and Italy already on his CV. Conte has won everywhere he’s managed, claiming three Serie A titles with Juventus, the Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea, before guiding Inter to the league last term.
Therefore, he wants to give Tottenham every chance of lifting silverware, meaning De Vrij and Vidal, two players who have both tasted success, would fit in with Conte’s current needs.
According to reports, Spurs are in pole position to sign the Dutchman, who’s got less than 18 months on his Inter contract, while the North London outfit are also chasing a deal for Vidal, who’s available for nothing this summer.
Not only could the pair add quality to the Tottenham squad, but O’Rourke reckons their experience of winning trophies could also help Conte identify a clear “weakness” at the club.
What did O’Rourke say about De Vrij and Vidal?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “You’re looking at the likes of top players like De Vrij and Vidal, who have got that winning mentality and would definitely bring that leadership quality into that Tottenham team. It’s definitely a weakness that Antonio Conte wants to improve on.”
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Do Tottenham need De Vrij and Vidal?
These are exactly the type of signings that Conte needs right now.
If the Tottenham hierarchy want to avoid the 52-year-old walking away after less than one full season at the club, then they need to meet his demands and not only give him their financial backing in the window but let him sign exactly who he wants.
Defence and midfield are two areas that Spurs are really lacking depth, meaning De Vrij and Vidal would bolster each of those positions, while Conte would also hope that their previous experience of winning could ingrain on the rest of the squad as he hopes to end Tottenham’s 13-year wait for a major trophy.