Tottenham Hotspur 'interested' in Juventus star and ex-Chelsea man amid injury crisis
Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for a highly-rated young English winger who currently plays for Juventus in Serie A.
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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in a deal for Juventus starlet Samuel Iling-Junior to help shore up their depleted squad, following a series of injuries and suspensions to key players.
This is according to a report from the Independent - while they mention that Spurs are 'looking' at the player, they do not mention if they have made an official approach for him yet. During his youth career, Iling-Junior spent nine years in Chelsea's academy - he made the jump to Juventus in 2020, where he has remained ever since.
By this point, Spurs' injury woes are well-documented. As things stand, Micky Van de Ven, Ivan Perisic, James Maddison, Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon, Richarlison, Cristian Romero, Yves Bissouma and Alfie Whiteman will all be unavailable for their next game for various reasons.
Bringing on board such a talented young player such as Iling-Junior would certainly add some much-needed squad depth to the team - but what will he bring to the table outside of this?
What would Samuel Iling-Junior bring to the Tottenham squad?
Iling-Junior has swiftly established himself as one of the fastest-rising young talents in the Serie A this season. While he has generally been restricted to appearances from the bench, he still has an assist to his name for the Old Lady in the current campaign.
Last season, he made 12 appearances for Juve, scoring a single goal and registering a solitary assist. He has also begun to show his adaptability as a player - not only can he play as a winger, he is also comfortable in left midfield and in central midfield.
He isn't ready to be a regular starter in Spurs' senior team as of yet, but the potential he has shown early on in his career is evidence that he could be a key player for them in the future.