Tottenham’s new director of football Fabio Paratici has reportedly slapped a £30million price tag on Welsh full-back Ben Davies as he looks to keep the Welshman this summer.
Spurs have had a whirlwind couple of months after sacking manager Jose Mourinho in April.
The north London club have since lost the EFL Cup final, finished seventh in the Premier League and their star forward Harry Kane has again been heavily linked with a move away – all the while they have still not replaced Mourinho.
However, one positive of the summer has been the appointment of Fabio Paratici as Tottenham’s new director of football, a role that he will officially start on July 1.
Paratici enjoyed a hugely successful time at Juventus, joining in the summer of 2010 before overseeing nine successful Serie A titles, a trophy they hadn’t won for 17 years before the Italian’s arrival.
The 48-year-old will have a difficult task on his hands this summer as he looks to rebuild an underperforming Spurs squad in a bid to fire them back into top-four contention.
Therefore, they have been linked with a host of names across Europe – including Napoli left-winger Lorenzo Insigne, someone that they will not be signing, according to Italian football expert Ciro Venerato.
“Thirty minutes ago, I had an exchange of messages with Fabio Paratici, now director of Tottenham,” Venerato told Kiss Kiss Napoli, relayed by Area Napoli.
Insigne has established himself as one of Europe’s most potent widemen in recent seasons, bagging 46 goals and 26 assists across the last three seasons.
Venerato also claimed that Spurs fullback Ben Davies would not be making the switch to any Italian club, with Paratici valuing him at £30m.
“Ben Davies in Italy? Paratici told me that Tottenham want to keep him, but if he leaves, they would only consider offers over 30 million,” added Venerato.
Davies has enjoyed an impressive Euro 2020 campaign, helping guide Wales to the round of 16, where they will come up against Denmark at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday.
The 28-year-old’s last trip to the stadium ended in ecstasy as Lucas Moura bagged a last-gasp goal against Ajax in the second leg of the 2018/19 Champions League semi-final, sending Spurs through to the final on away goals.