Tottenham transfer latest as club ‘desperate’ to beat Newcastle to £30m signing

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Spurs are looking to beat Newcastle to Sven Botman this summer and sign Malachi Fagan-Walcott to a new deal according to reports.

Tottenham Hotspur are ‘desperate’ to beat Newcastle United to the signing of Sven Botman this summer according to reports.

The Lille defender was linked with a move to St James Park during the January transfer window but a switch to the Magpies didn’t materialise.

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However, according to the Daily Star, the Spurs board are ‘desperate’ to sign Botman this summer in an attempt to keep manager Antonio Conte satisfied.

The newspaper adds that the Italian is ‘demanding’ the club bring the Dutchman to north London as ‘an absolute priority’.

Botman looks more likely for Italian rather than Premier League moveBotman looks more likely for Italian rather than Premier League move
Botman looks more likely for Italian rather than Premier League move | AFP via Getty Images

They claim that there is ‘pressure’ on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to secure Botman’s signature before the Magpies, with a £30million price tag attached to his name.

However, despite Newcastle being ‘favourites’ to sign Botman this summer, if they fail to remain in the Premier League come May 22, it’s very unlikely they’ll be able to secure his services.

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Elsewhere there is some positive news surrounding the future of Tottenham defender Malachi Fagan-Walcott, with the 19-year-old in ‘advanced talks’ over a new deal, according to Football Insider.

Another deal for one of Tottenham Hotspur’s hottest prospects saw Boro part with £66,000 to sign centre-back Fagan-Walcott.Another deal for one of Tottenham Hotspur’s hottest prospects saw Boro part with £66,000 to sign centre-back Fagan-Walcott.
Another deal for one of Tottenham Hotspur’s hottest prospects saw Boro part with £66,000 to sign centre-back Fagan-Walcott.

The site says that Fagan-Walcott, who made two appearances while on loan at Dundee last season before an injury cut his spell in Scotland short, is ‘highly-rated’ at the north London side.

They add that a ‘Spurs source’ has told them that a new deal with the defender is ‘close’ to being agreed as ‘talks are edging closer’.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the club’s first team during a 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League Round of 16 tie in 2020.

Tottenham sit seventh in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-place Manchester United but with two games in hand on Ralf Rangnick’s team.

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