Tottenham told to pay at least €40m for impressive Serie A defender

Tottenham Hotspur may need to fork out at least €40 million if they want to sign impressive Torino centre-back Alessandro Buongiorno this summer.

The 24-year-old was previously valued at around €35m, but his valuation has surged in recent weeks, and TMW claims that Torino will accept nothing less than their new asking price.

Tottenham have begun plans to bolster their ranks this summer after an end-of-the-season capitulation that culminated in a failure to secure Champions League football for next season.

Ange Postecoglou’s side won just two of their final seven Premier League games (L5) – an awful run that included four consecutive defeats, which served Aston Villa the final top-four spot on a plate.

Spurs are aiming to add quality and depth across every department of Postecoglou’s squad, and defensive reinforcement is now considered a priority.

Several names have been linked with a move to Spurs already, but the north Londoners are looking to continue their recent shopping spree in the Italian top flight, with Buongiorno on their radar.

Buongiorno would be an impressive signing for Spurs

A major squad overhaul is on the cards at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a number of first-team players set to be axed to create space for a couple of fresh faces.

Buongiorno could be one of those fresh faces, given he is highly rated in Italy and has been one of the standout performers for Torino this season.

The towering centre-half has struggled with injury problems this season, missing up to 15 games for club and country, but he could be another shrewd acquisition for the north Londoners.

Buongiorno has featured 30 times in all competitions this season, keeping an impressive 14 clean sheets while notching three goals and an assist.

Unsurprisingly, he is dominant in aerial duels, boasting a 56% success rate, while he has also won 58% of his ground battles.

Spurs could do with a reinforced rearguard, considering they conceded 61 goals during the 2023/24 season. 

They must plug the gap at the back if they want to challenge for a top-four spot next term, and Buongiorno seems to check all their boxes.

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