Tottenham summer transfer target suffers huge injury blow and ruled for rest of the season

One of Antonio Conte’s major summer transfer targets has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a bad groin injury.

The 21-year-old has been diagnosed with rectus-adductor syndrome - which affects the groin and lower abdomen - in a blow to his club and suitors.

The flying wide man has been one of the stars of Serie A this season, and his energy and decision making has helped Torino to 10th with 47 points from 36 games.

The youngster has three goals and four assists this season, but will miss the last two games against Verona and AS Roma after undergoing a successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon.

Antonio Conte is reported to be interested in the wing-back according Italian news website Tuttosport, after trying and failing to bring Adama Traore to N17 in January.

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The Ivorian started his career as a defensive midfielder but now plays as a wing back.

Wilfried Stephane Singo of Torino FC in action during the Serie A match between Empoli FC (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Spurs have already raided fellow Turin-based Serie A side Juventus for both Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, who have become instant hits, and it is thought both Fabio Paratici and Conte are big admirers of Singo to add further ammunition to Spurs next season.

Torino posted a picture of the youngster after his surgery and stated that he would begin rehabilitation as soon as possible, even though they did not state a time period.

Conte has been evasive about his long term future at the club, even though a strong finish to the season and injection of cash for rebuilding in the summer could see him commit longer to club than his current 18-month contract would suggest.

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Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League table, four points behind Arsenal who are fourth heading into Thursday’s north London derby.

The Lillywhites know that anything but a win will see their slim hopes of Champions League football evaporate.