“Tottenham’s Juventus Heist: Third Star Set to Join after Kulusevski and Bentancur Coups”

Joe Lee

Tottenham is rumored to be interested in signing left-back Andrea Cambiaso, which means they are planning their third raid on Juventus. Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur were two players the Lilywhites were able to pry from the Italian powerhouses in recent years.

After leaving Genoa for Juventus in the summer of last year, Cambiaso was sent to Bologna on loan right away. He made his way back to Turin in time for the upcoming season, and he has since appeared in nine of his team’s ten Serie A games. Even on Saturday, the 23-year-old scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute to help Juventus upset Verona 1-0.

Cambiaso was in high demand throughout the summer, according to CalcioMercato, with Premier League teams AC Milan and Fiorentina expressing interest in a possible deal. Tottenham is reportedly showing interest in the situation.

Eight caps for the Italy under-21 squad have been earned by Cambiaso, and Luciano Spalletti is currently evaluating the star player in anticipation of pulling him up to the senior squad. After making his top-flight debut for Genoa in 2021, the youngster has amassed 67 appearances in Serie A, suggesting a bright future at the pinnacle of the game.

Tottenham have predominantly played with four at the back since Ange Postecoglou took over as manager in the summer, with Destiny Udogie often preferred to Ben Davies at left-back. But in Cambiaso, Spurs would have another adroit left sided defender to battle for the starting shirt.

Tottenham are no strangers to working with Juventus in the transfer market and secured the signatures of Kulusevski and Bentancur at the end of the January transfer window in 2022. Bentancur joined for a fee of £15.9million plus £5m in add-ons, while Kulusevski moved to north London on an initial 18-month loan deal worth £8.3m before making his transfer permanent in June for an extra £25m.

Sweden winger Kulusevski, 23, has bagged nine goals and 16 assists in 68 appearances for Tottenham and has been a key figure under Postecoglou. Meanwhile, Uruguay midfielder Bentancur has racked up six goals and six assists in 45 matches for Spurs but missed eight-and-a-half months of action after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in February.

The 26-year-old featured for the first time under Postecoglou last Friday as he came off the bench at the end of his side’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. And he will be hoping for another appearance when Spurs take on Chelsea next Monday.

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