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Tottenham target Atletico Madrid duo in summer swoop

The Lilywhites are looking to continue strengthening their squad after a quiet January


Tottenham are targetting a double swoop for Atletico Madrid pair Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak this summer as they look to continue revamping their squad under Antonio Conte, even though the Italian’s future is far from certain.

The Lilywhites had a mixed January, but finally landed their no.1 target Pedro Porro on transfer deadline day, and also added Arnaut Danjuma on loan, while Matt Doherty and Bryan Gil both left the club, though the Spaniard only departed on loan.

Now, as per Spanish outlet Marca, they are already looking to the summer transfer window and having struck up an “extraordinary relationship” over the past two months with Sergi Reguilon and Doherty both moving to the Spanish capital, they are hoping for the favour to be returned.

And to that end, they are keen on adding Atletico no.1 Oblak to their ranks, with Lloris likely to be replaced at the end of the season following a series of error-strewn performances this campaign.

Jan Oblak

Brentford’s David Raya is another goalkeeper that has been linked with a move to north London in recent months, while Jordan Pickford is also on the wishlist, but both are set to also have interest from Chelsea and Manchester United as it stands, leaving Spurs potentially to explore other options.

Meanwhile, it is reported that they are also keen on Yannick Carrasco, who has been linked with both Manchester United and Tottenham in the past and will be out of contract in 2024.

It is believed that he has an agreement in principle with Barcelona to join Xavi’s side for around 20m euros in the summer, but the Spanish press speculate that Spurs could raise the offer, and in doing so land the Belgian.

Currently 5th and not on course for Champions League football, the futures of Harry Kane and Antonio Conte both remain unclear at present, but there is hope that the pair will continue their stints at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and reinforcements could be on the way this summer.

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Ben Browning

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