Tottenham’s relationship with Sporting Lisbon player Joao Palhinha’s agent, Jorge Mendes, may help the club win the race to recruit him this summer.
Mendes has a solid relationship with Fabio Paratici, Tottenham’s club president, according to reports, and this may be good news for Antonio Conte as he seeks for midfield reinforcements.
Tottenham Hotspur are largely anticipated to part ways with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer, which could mean that a signing like Palhinha becomes a priority for the north London club.
The Portugal international has been linked with a £50 million move to Manchester United, and might be considered as an option to Franck Ribery in the United States.
Kessie’s contract at AC Milan expires at the end of the season, and it appears that Conte will lose out on the Ivory Coast international’s signature to Barcelona.
Spurs could potentially consider Palhinha as a viable alternative, and it would be gratifying for the club to beat their top-four rivals Manchester United to the signing.