Destiny Udogie has reportedly been used as a midfielder for the national team of Italy during training, according to manager Luciano Spalletti.
Following his achievements at Tottenham this season, where he has been an instant sensation under Ange Postecoglou, Udogie received his first Italy call-up this week.
The former Udinese player has started at left back in each game so far this season, though he occasionally plays as an inverted full-back when the Spurs are on the offensive.
Destiny Udogie is impressing for Italy and Tottenham
It is therefore not surprising that Spalletti was able to utilize Udogie’s skills on the pitch during Italy training, since the Spurs star has been becoming better with the ball with each passing game this season.
The 20-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s unexpected rising stars, and he will strive to keep up his strong play this month for both club and country.
Udogie (Tuttomercatoweb) was mentioned by Spalletti as someone who can play numerous positions. Udogie played as a midfielder (during practice) and can do so as well.
Given that Udogie’s prior experience was virtually entirely as a wing-back, I am astonished by how successful he has been in this role. If he keeps improving at this rate, this child has a very terrifying ceiling.
Tottenham’s €50m minimum bid required if they want to secure the signing of top class 35-goal striker
Santiago Gimenez, a highly regarded Mexican striker, is still being linked to Tottenham.
The 22-year-old’s agent informed Dutch publication ED that the North London club was interested in his client. He stated:
One of the top 10 (most desired) players in Europe is Santi.
“Also interested is Tottenham Hotspur, so. A lot of clubs want him. Lazio, Milan, Inter, and Napoli. Atletico showed a lot of interest.
Tottenham is now listed as one of the several suitors interested in signing the Feyenoord star, according to Italian publication La Repubblica.
Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Spurs are all reportedly interested in signing the striker, but the Dutch club now values him at €50 million.
Since joining the Dutch club last summer, the international player from Mexico has made 54 appearances and contributed to 35 goals and 5 assists.
He contributed three assists and scored 15 goals in his first season with Feyenoord. He has played in 8 games this season and already has 12 goals and 2 assists.
He will only continue to get more expensive if he keeps acting in this manner.
According to the source, the Dutch club has ‘banned any transfer’ for the forthcoming January transfer window, thus any transfer-related discussions would have to wait until next summer.
However, it goes on to say that it will be difficult for interested parties to reach an understanding with the Dutch club because certain of their demands might be difficult to’satisfy.
A move for the 22-year-old Mexican would undoubtedly be a demonstration of purpose from Spurs, who, if they are successful in acquiring his services, will have outperformed a number of elite clubs in the race for his services.