Manolo Gabbiadini on Spurs’ radar after impressing at European under-21 championships.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has highlighted Juventus striker Manolo Gabbiadini as a top target this summer, with the Italian striker catching the eye of the Spurs coaching staff during the European under-21 championships this summer according to the Daily Express.
The 21 year-old has spent the season on loan at Bologna, scoring six times in Serie A in his 19 starts, as well as providing two assists for his team mates.
Gabbiadini was deployed both on the left wing and as a striker throughout the season, and although the Express suggest that he is being considered as an improved option to Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor up front, he could also offer a more natural alternative to the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lewis Holtby on Tottenham’s left flank.
With Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe struggling for both form and fitness, Villas-Boas is looking to improve his attacking options for next season, and the Express even claim that Spurs are considering releasing both players.
Were that to happen, Tottenham fans would understandably be keen to see a more established name bought up front alongside Gabbiadini rather than the young Italian be bought as the club’s main centre forward.
A deal for Gabbiadini could prove complicated as he is co-owned by both Juventus and Atalanta.