Tottenham ‘looking to appoint a No 2 to help managing director Fabio Paratici’, as they bid to secure more key signings to keep boss Antonio Conte happy after snapping up Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur in January
- Tottenham are very keen to appoint a No2 to managing director Fabio Paratici
- Spurs are expecting a busy summer window to keep boss Antonio Conte happy
- Paratici joined the north London outfit after 11 years at Serie A giants Juventus
- The director helped sign Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrio Bentancur in January
Tottenham Hotspur are looking to appoint a No2 to managing director of football Fabio Paratici ahead of what they expect to be a busy summer transfer window.
Transfer supremo Paratici, 49, joined in June last year after 11 years at Juventus and has made an instant impact in north London.
He played a key part in bringing in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrio Bentancur during the January transfer window, while he also helped sign defender Cristian Romero on loan in the summer.
Tottenham are looking to appoint a No2 to managing director of football Fabio Paratici
But in order to make his job easier, Spurs are looking to get him some assistance, according to The Sun.
Spurs are reportedly keen to sign both Kulusevski and Romero permanently in the summer following impressive loan spells.
Swedish winger Kulusevski joined Spurs from Juventus on an 18-month loan in January worth £8.3million which included the option to buy for £24.9m this summer.
Antonio Conte’s side will also have that option at the end of next season but will have to pay the Serie A side an increased fee of £29.1m if they qualify for the Champions League next term and Kulusevski plays more than 50 per cent of their matches.
Spurs have decided to activate the clause this summer in order to lock-in the lower fee according to previous reports.
Romero is a similar situation and looks set to join on a permanent deal from Italian side Atalanta.
All three of the players that Paratici has brought to north London, he had previously signed at Juve.
To help bring in more successful signings, the board appear keen to finally replace Steve Hitchen, who left the club back in February.
Hitchen, who is highly regarded in the game, had an official title of technical performance director, after a spell as chief scout, but he resigned after being marginalised by Paratici’s arrival.
It will not just be about bolstering the squad in order to keep boss Conte happy as they currently have Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovanni Lo Celso, Bryan Gil out on loan who did not appear part of his plans.
A big transfer window is expected this summer in order to keep boss Antonio Conte happy