‘I’m told’ – Transfer insider makes thrilling Spurs claim involving Lautaro Martinez


Transfer insider Dean Jones believes Tottenham will make a stunning move in January to sign Lautaro Martinez.


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Spurs were linked with the Argentinian, who was valued at £ 72million by Transfermarkt, this summer, although the Inter Milan striker remained in Italy and has since signed a new long-term contract at the San Siro.

However, with Antonio Conte still in desperate need of another leader to compete with Harry Kane, Jones believes Tottenham will try their luck when the January window reopens.

What happened with Martinez this summer?

Following Carlos Vinicius’ return to Benfica after his disappointing loan to Spurs last season, the north London side were in dire need of adding someone to their attacking department.

Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic was on their radar, but just seven days before their Premier League debut against Manchester City Tottenham have reportedly agreed to a £ 60million deal with Inter for Martinez.

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Martinez, who has scored more than 20 Serie A goals since the start of last season, the majority of them under Conte, was set to play alongside Harry Kane despite his ongoing transfer saga with City at the time .

However, nothing materialized and the Argentine stayed with the Italian giants, while Spurs’ attempts to bring him to the Premier League were hit even harder when he signed a new deal last month.

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However, Jones believes that despite his future pledge at Inter until the summer of 2026, Conte will push to reunite with the forward in January.

What did Jones say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I have been told that Lautaro Martinez is someone they are going to turn to in January.”

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Where would Martinez fit in at Tottenham?

With Conte’s appointment leading to a formation change to a fullback three and a forward two, it makes perfect sense for Spurs to target another striker.

At the start of Conte’s spell, Kane performed alone in the middle, partnering with wide men Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura.

However, Martinez’s arrival would most likely prevent this given he has only played as a winger three times in his entire career.

Therefore, one of the Kane or Martinez would potentially fall deeper behind the first two, allowing the full-backs to push and provide width.

Having Son, Kane and Martinez at his disposal could leave Conte with some tough decisions, but it would leave Tottenham with one of the deadliest strike forces in European football.


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