Tottenham Hotspur look increasingly likely to secure the signature of Serbia and Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostić this summer, according to Alasdair Gold.
Gold was speaking on his YouTube channel, in which he outlined what may potentially happen in what could be an extremely busy summer for Spurs.
Spurs majority shareholders ENIC announced that they would be injecting £150m worth of cash into the club this summer, with the intention being to give Antonio Conte a significant budget to improve his playing staff.
Earlier this week, Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror reported that Conte was close to bringing in his first signing of the summer in Kostić, and Gold’s comments seem to confirm that the deal could be happening very soon.
The 29-year-old wing-back already has a glowing reputation within the game with Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner describing him as having “outstanding ability to see the free man in the middle under the highest pressure.”
Kostić is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, and Spurs may be able to lure Eintracht into selling their player, with the wing-back only having one year remaining on his current deal at the Bundesliga side.
Football.London journalist Gold provided an update for Spurs fans on the current transfer saga between the two clubs.
“I know certainly that they’ve got a lot of interest in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 29-year-old Filip Kostić, their left wing-back,” said Gold.
“So that’s one they’re going to look at, they’re going to try and sign.”
“I think there’s a lot of interest in him but we’ll see.”
“I think there’s a growing confidence that he might be someone that they can bring in this summer.”
Our thoughts on Gold’s comments
Kostić has had a stunning season this campaign, helping Frankfurt to Europa League victory, and being named player of the tournament in the process.
He is an extremely versatile wing-back and his stats would suggest that he would be an upgrade on both Sergio Reguilón and Ryan Sessegnon, who would likely be his direct competition at left wing-back.
The 29-year-old has provided a combined total of 13 Bundesliga goals and assists this campaign, whilst his two competitors at Spurs can only muster seven between them in the Premier League this season, as per FBref.
He has also been able to keep himself fit throughout the majority of a domestic and full Europa League campaign, starting 28 of Frankfurt’s games in the Bundesliga (according to the same stats provider), suggesting he would be able to acclimatise to English football’s physically demanding schedule with ease.
With an impressive season under his belt, we think that this would be a solid signing for Spurs, who should be looking for proven European level players to add to their squad.
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