Over the past two years, Tottenham have crafted some great deals with Juventus, bringing in Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from the Italian club. Now, Spurs are looking to do it again by signing U-21 England international Samuel Iling-Junior this January.
The young player has already proven he can step onto the big stage with a few appearances under his belt at the senior level, but would he be a good fit in North London?
With decent height for a winger and solid pace, he certainly matches the build for one of the world’s most physically-taxing leagues, especially under Ange’s system which requires constant pressing.
As a left-footed player, he has a lethal cross from the left side of the pitch reminiscent of Ivan Perisic’s, who netted eight assists for Spurs last season but has been out in recent times with an ACL injury.
Iling-Jr’s technical ability is advanced for a player of his age and he’s comfortable taking on defenders in 1v1 situations. He’s also adept with both feet and could factor well into a style of play which requires quick decision-making and passage of play.
While it’s of course impossible to know just how well he’ll get on in England’s top division, it’s fair to say that the winger would be a solid signing, especially given the left-wing injury situation at Tottenham with Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, and Richarlison all out of commission.
Transfermarkt predicts his market value stands at around €9.00m (~£7.8m), and given the rapport Tottenham and Juventus have from prior deals, it could be right to assume that the Italian club will offer a fair price for the player if both sides are open to making the deal happen.