Tottenham Hotspur have made a move to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez this summer.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and football manager Fabio Paratici want to bring down a number of French players in the squad, one of whom is Frenchman Moussa Sissoko, who lost his place in the team towards the end of last season and was an unused replacement in Nuno’s first match.
It seems that Spurs are already preparing for life without Sissoko when Sky Sport Italia states that they have reached Cagliari on an agreement to sign the 25-year-old Uruguay international Nandez.
The versatile midfielder, who plays central but can move to the right and even help in the defense, submitted a transfer request to Cagliari earlier this summer in an attempt to force a transfer to Inter that never happened.
Spurs have been alerted to his situation, but they are not the only English side as both Leeds and West Ham are chasing Nandez’s signature.
Leeds have been on Nandez’s tail for several years now and seem ready to strike with uncertainty about his future at Cagliari, but interest from other sides could very well trigger an unwanted bidding war.
It is not mentioned how much Cagliari is looking for to differentiate himself from Nandez, but when talks were underway with Inter earlier in the window, the belief was that a fee of around £ 20 million would get the job done.
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Nandez managed 32 games for Cagliari last season, chipping in with two goals and three assists, but he is not expected to reappear for the team after refusing to return to pre-season to try to force the move to Inter.
He thinks he has been promised a move if a big offer comes and expects Cagliari to keep his word if any of the English sides come with the right bid.