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Spurs eager on signing “particular” £41m improve on Bentancur

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It was a season of blended fortunes for Tottenham Hotspur this yr. For the primary ten video games or so, they regarded like the most effective groups within the Premier League, however finally completed simply outdoors the Champions League locations.

With their pre-season expectations and harm issues all through the marketing campaign, it could be truthful to say that Ange Postecoglou has loved a profitable first yr in North London, though Daniel Levy and Co might want to again him correctly over the approaching months in the event that they wish to see him take the workforce additional in 2024/25.

The excellent news for followers is that, based mostly on latest experiences, that may occur, though the newest identify touted for a transfer to N17 might spell bother for Rodrigo Bentancur.

Tottenham Hotspur switch information

In accordance to a latest report from Italy, Tottenham are strongly enthusiastic about Inter Milan’s proficient midfielder Davide Frattesi and will make a proposal for the participant within the ‘coming weeks.’

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That provide would comprise a €30m – £26m – money element and the supply of full-back Emerson Royal, which, in response to the report, would make the total switch price round €48m or £41m.

Whereas the thought of bringing in a brand new midfielder for an inexpensive payment and at last eliminating Royal seems like a superb enterprise transfer, the Lilywhites should cope with different events, similar to Roma and Atlético Madrid, which might complicate issues.

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Whereas the Nerazzurri aren’t desirous to promote, this appears to be like like a deal effectively price pursuing within the coming weeks, though in the event that they do get their man, that may not be so good for Bentancur’s future prospects in N17.

How Frattesi compares to Bentancur

So, if Postecoglou had been to get his man in the summertime, it is unlikely he would come to England simply to sit down on the bench, and so he could be in direct competitors with the membership’s different central midfielders and with Papa Matar Sarr exhibiting a lot promise at simply 21 years previous, the participant most vulnerable to dropping his place would possible be Bentancur.

Neither midfielder performed a starring function for his or her respective groups this season. The Uruguayan performed 1161 minutes of motion in 25 video games as a result of harm, whereas the Italian performed 1555 minutes for Inter in 42 principally substitute appearances.

Nonetheless, whereas the Rome-born star solely performed 394 minutes greater than the Spurs ace, he was considerably simpler, scoring eight objectives and offering seven assists, in contrast to only one aim and one help.

Frattesi vs Bentancur

Participant

Frattesi

Bentancur

Appearances

42

25

Minutes

1555

1161

Purpose

8

1

Assists

7

1

Purpose Involvements per Match

0.35

0.08

Minutes per Purpose Involvement

103

580

All Stats by way of Transfermarkt

That implies that the 24-year-old averaged a aim involvement each 103 minutes from central midfield, whereas the previous Juventus star might solely handle a median of a aim involvement each 580 minutes.

The comparability is simply as one-sided when wanting on the pair’s underlying numbers. Whereas the Lilywhites ace comes out forward for progressive passes, shot-creating actions, and passing accuracy, all per 90, he comes out second finest in most different related metrics.

Frattesi vs Bentancur

Stats per 90

Frattesi

Bentancur

Non-Penalty Anticipated Objectives + Assists

0.75

0.22

Objectives

0.45

0.08

Assists

0.28

0.08

Progressive Carries

2.48

1.43

Progressive Passes

3.66

6.43

Progressive Passes Obtained

3.99

2.77

Photographs

2.62

1.48

Photographs on Goal

0.47

0.25

Passing Accuracy

77.7%

84.3%

Purpose-Creating Actions

0.59

0.36

Shot-Creating Actions

2.68

2.78

All Stats by way of FBref for the 23/24 Season

For instance, the 5 foot 10 Inter dynamo produces the next non-penalty anticipated aim and assists determine, scores and assists extra precise objectives, produces extra progressive carries, extra goal-creating actions and takes extra photographs and photographs on track, all per 90.

So, with Frattesi popping out forward in each uncooked output and underlying numbers, it is laborious to disagree with journalist Wayne Girard’s evaluation that he has “one thing actually particular” about him.

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The particular winger might make Postecoglou’s aspect way more harmful subsequent season.

Due to this fact, whereas it won’t be nice for Bentancur’s long-term future on the membership, Levy and Co should go all out to try to carry the 13-capped Italian to N17 this summer season.