Spurs boss AVB has earmarked Domenico Criscito as a top January target…
Tottenham face a battle with Serie A giants Inter Milan for the signature of Zenit St. Petersburg fullback Domenico Criscito, reports talkSPORT.
The 26-year-old is most adept at left-back, and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to strengthen the position in January as a priority.
Young Englishman Danny Rose currently occupies the berth, but after he spent last season on loan at Sunderland, AVB isn’t convinced he’s good enough for the long term.
Criscito now plies his trade in Russia, and a move to the Premier League would no doubt be appealing. Zenit paid £12m for the 26-year-old back in 2011, and the 20-cap Italian has scored three goals in 37 league appearances for the club.
He prides himself on his industriousness and his combative style, and also provides a versatile option at centre-back. With Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches already vying for starting spots however, AVB no doubt sees the Italian as a straight Danny Rose replacement. After loaning Benoit Assou-Ekotto to QPR, Spurs are definitely short in the position, and a January move could be on the cards.