By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

4th Aug, 2022 | 10:42am

Tottenham open talks to sign Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie - report

Tottenham have opened talks to sign Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Mail.­­­­

The 19-year-old full-back is an Italy under-21 international and has reportedly been recommended personally by Antonio Conte.

However, It has been revealed that Udinese want around £25million for the teenage defender.

The Daily Mail’s Simon Jones said: “Tottenham are trying for Udinese’s highly-rated left-back Destiny Udogie. 

“Udinese want around £25million for the 19-year-old Italy U21 international, who has also attracted interest from Man City, Inter Milan, and Brighton.”

Good move for Udogie?

A move to London could be a good move for the teenager who has impressed in Italy ever since making his debut in 2020.

It is also no surprise that the left-back has been recommended by manager Antonio Conte given the Italian’s strong roots in Italian football.

After a handful of appearances in the youth team, Udogie may not be far from earning a senior international cap with Roberto Mancini likely to be a keen admirer.

With Spurs already having Sergio Reguillon and Ryan Sessegnon in their ranks, is it unsure how Udogie will fit into the team.

Whether he displaces one of them or takes a season to bide his time and find his feet at his new club.

Udogie, who has made 41 Serie A appearances, is a promising player for the future, and whatever the plan for Udogie is, Spurs have got themselves a serious talent.

In other Tottenham news, Oliver Skipp is set to miss the start of the season with a foot injury.