Tottenham have reached an agreement with Udinese to sign promising young left-back Destiny Udogie.
Spurs will pay an initial fee of £15m and there are also performance related bonuses on top.
Udogie will remain on loan at Udinese for the season, with Spurs having Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perisic as left-backs for this term.
According Sky in ItalyManchester City and Brighton were also following Udogie.
Italy U21 international Udogie made 35 Serie A appearances, scoring five goals, while on loan at Udinese from Hellas Verona last season.
Udinese were forced to make Udogie’s move permanent when his loan spell ended in the summer, and he joined the club on July 15.
Conte defends against starting new signings against Saints
Antonio Conte believes it was “common sense” not to start any of his new summer signings as his side Tottenham started their new Premier League season with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Southampton.
The win came as the Spurs head coach decided not to start any of his new signings with Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet, Fraser Forster and Djed Spence all starting on the bench, while Richarlison was suspended .
Perisic, Bissouma and Lenglet were signed in the second half but when asked why he didn’t start the new signings, the Italian explained: “I’m not surprised because I think I did common sense.
“Right now we are starting the new season and the old players did a great feat last season to get a place in the Champions League. In the last 10 games I think we have played very well and we have got fantastic results.
“My message was very clear. I trust the old players a lot and at the moment they are more reliable than the new players because they have to keep working with us and implementing their knowledge of football.
“With the old players, I’m a step up from the new players. For that reason, I prefer to rely on the old players. I think it was right after that game and the final result.
“But I’m really happy because we have new recruits who will come into our process and they will help us improve but at the same time they have to know that they have to fight and give me the opportunity to rotate.
“Now we will play one game a week, but in September we start playing every three days and of course I have to rotate. It is important for a club like Tottenham not to lower the level or the quality when playing. spin.
“I think that was the first objective and I was very clear with the club and the club was totally on board with me.”
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