Tottenham and Leeds have boosted Nahitan Nandez pursuit
Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United have reportedly received a major boost in their pursuit of Nahitan Nandez ahead of the January transfer window.
According to a report by The sun, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United have received a huge boost in their bid to sign Uruguayan international Nahitan Nandez as his agent has confirmed the midfielder can leave Cagliari in January.
Nandez cut his teeth with Argentinian giants Boca Juniors before moving to Europe in 2019, when he signed for Cagliari. The 25-year-old versatile midfielder has since been a permanent fixture of the Serie A squad, racking up 76 appearances in which he scored four goals and recorded seven assists.
Accustomed to the Uruguayan national team, Nandez has 44 caps to his credit for The Celestial. Last summer, however, was controversial for the 25-year-old as he sought to leave Cagliari. In order to get a start, he even missed a friendly match in the preseason and was reprimanded by the club.
Rumors of interest from Tottenham Hotspur as well as Leeds United regularly circled the summer window. However, a decision did not materialize and Nandez ended up staying at Cagliari, for whom he has now played in each of their seven Serie A games this season.
However, in a boost for Spurs and Leeds, the midfielder could soon become available on the transfer market. Indeed, the 25-year-old’s agent, Pablo Bentancur, has claimed Cagliari will allow him to leave in January. Speaking to Calcio Napoli 24, as quoted by The Sun, he said: “Giulini has promised the player and myself to do everything possible to get him to go to the January market.
“There are two or three clubs that will be looking for Nandez in January, including Napoli. I think he will sell for a lower price than asked, there are 36 million euros [£31m] clause. But yesterday the president spoke to Nandez and told him he would lower the price and let him go.
However, he hinted that a move to Naples could be considered for the Uruguayan, saying: “I would be happy to see him in blue, definitely. But Giulini has now understood the situation, we hope that in January there is will perhaps have a movement, hopefully in the direction of Naples.
Reports from last month indicated Tottenham would consider rekindling their interest in Nandez during the January transfer window, which would make sense given that Harry Winks was no longer in favor and Moussa Sissoko was sold at the end of the season. ‘summer. A versatile player like the Uruguayan, who can play as a central midfielder or a right midfielder or even a right-back, would add depth to the squad.
The same goes for Leeds who did not have a reliable save option for Luke Ayling at right-back. Not only would Nandez help with the problem, but he would also add more options in the middle of the park for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. However, with his agent hinting at a move to Napoli, it will be interesting to see if Tottenham or Leeds are able to take him in the winter window.