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Torino defender could be perfect for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in signing Torino centre-back Alessandro Buongiorno this summer, according to Calciomercato reporter Francesco Guerrieri.

Spurs are expected to invest in a new central defender and have already been linked with several players, including Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori.

They are keen on signing Buongiorno from Torino but must compete with AC Milan and Napoli.

The Serie A club will not stand in Buongiorno’s way if a suitable proposal arrives this summer, but it’ll take a fee of at least €35 million for them to sanction a sale.

Buongiorno would be a decent cost-effective signing

The 24-year-old has been a standout performer for Torino this season, consistently playing a key role in the club’s push for a place in Europe.

The left-footed centre-back has been in impressive form and is versatile enough to cover at left-back when required.

Buongiorno has notched three goals and an assist in 25 Serie A games. In addition to being a threat in the final third, the Italian is also rock-solid in defence, keeping an impressive 13 clean sheets.

The Italy international has also won 56 percent of his duels alongside 2.4 interceptions, 2.5 tackles, 4.4 recoveries, and 4.3 clearances per outing.

Torino have slapped a €35m asking price on their academy graduate, but if he maintains his momentum, they could increase their demands at the end of the season.

Buongiorno would provide solid cover for Micky van de Ven, who has suffered his fair share of injury problems this season.

This wouldn’t be the first time Spurs raided the Italian top flight for defensive reinforcements, having signed Radu Dragusin from Genoa in January.

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