Tottenham: Paratici could now 'switch transfer policy' at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham could be on the verge of a change in transfer policy this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Spurs were linked with a host of Italian-based players in January, although it now appears that Conte is looking to sign players from the Premier League ahead of the window reopening for business.

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Given Conte and Fabio Paratici’s Serie A connections, notably with Juventus, it looked like players from Serie A would be top of their wish-list.

That proved the case in January when Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur became Conte’s first signings as Tottenham manager after making their respective deadline day moves from the Old Lady.

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However, since the winter window closed, a host of Premier League names have been linked with the north London outfit, who are hoping to bolster their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League, providing they avoid defeat against Norwich City tomorrow.

And O’Rourke reckons that signing players with experience of the league could benefit Tottenham moving forward.

What did O’Rourke say about Tottenham?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “We could maybe see a switch in the transfer policy at Tottenham. If you’re buying players from the Premier League, at least they know what the league is all about, so they shouldn’t take too long to adapt, even though they are moving to a new club.”

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Which players have Tottenham been linked with?

According to 90min, Spurs are confident of re-signing Eriksen once his contract at Brentford expires at the end of the season, but since that story was reported in April, they’ve been linked with many other Premier League faces.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could become Conte’s first summer addition, with Tottenham now ‘increasingly confident‘ of landing his services, while Everton trio Ben Godfrey, Anthony Gordon and Richarlison are also on Spurs’ radar.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph also believe that Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is on Conte’s list of potential summer arrivals following his impressive top-flight form since Villa’s promotion three years ago, while Leicester’s Youri Tielemans is another figure on his list, as is James Ward-Prowse.

Conte is also a fan of Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who’s future at Elland Road remains in serious doubt ahead of the summer, although they face stiff competition from West Ham, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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