Tottenham Hotspur need to back Antonio Conte in the transfer market to ensure he does not walk away from the club just a matter of months after moving into the hot seat, according to Spurs legend Graham Roberts.
Conte was appointed as the north Londoners’ head coach in November, with the Italian replacing the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo, but there are doubts over whether he will still be at the helm next season.
What’s the latest news involving Conte?
Conte penned an 18-month contract when he headed to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium towards the end of last year, with the agreement offering the option to extend.
But there are doubts over the 52-year-old’s future as, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Paris Saint-Germain have already made contact with Conte over potentially taking over in the French capital ahead of next season.
The report suggests the six-time title winner has a clause in his Spurs contract which allows him to leave the club at the end of the campaign.
However, club captain and 2018 World Cup winner Hugo Lloris has played down fears that Tottenham could be seeking yet another boss in the coming months.
The France international goalkeeper has insisted Conte is not the type to ‘give up in any circumstances’.
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What has Graham Roberts said about Conte?
Roberts feels Tottenham need to show their ambition in order to keep Conte at the club beyond the end of the season.
The Spurs legend is shocked that the Italian could quit Spurs in May and has fears over where the north London club would be heading if chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici are forced to search for a new man in charge.
Roberts exclusively told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they have to buy players, they have to spend money.
“But I can’t believe that we have signed a manager, given him an 18-month contract but we’ve actually signed him for six months and he walks away.
“I don’t know where the club will be after that.”
Who could Spurs sign in the summer?
The Telegraph revealed last month that central defensive trio Sven Botman, Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol – who are currently on the books of Lille, Inter Milan and RB Leipzig respectively – are on Conte’s transfer wishlist.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sport Witness, the north Londoners are in the running to sign Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala.