Transfer news: Arsenal join Tottenham Hotspur in search of Torino full-back Wilfried Stephane Singo
According to Tuttosport via Toro News (h/t Football.London), Arsenal have entered the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur target and Torino full-back Wilfried Singo. Mikel Arteta is believed to be interested in a deputy right-back and could rival the Lilywhites for the defender’s signing.
It is also believed that Antonio Conte requested the signing of the Ivorian international. He has scored five goals and provided seven assists in 64 games in all competitions for the maroonestablishing itself as an integral part of its configuration.
The young full-back shows immense potential and could be a long-term asset provided he is brought up in the right way. Arteta has hoped to bring exciting young talent to the Emirates ever since he became his manager and the Ivorian would only add to that list if he moved to the Gunners.
Can Tottenham overcome their bitter rivals?
The Lilywhites have largely struggled to maintain any kind of consistency in recent seasons. The Gunners, on the other hand, seem to have gotten their act together under their Spanish manager.
The 39-year-old has gradually turned Arsenal into a solid team, especially in possession, and has put his faith largely in the young players, which is paying off as they sit fourth in the league table. Premier League from now on.
On the other hand, Spurs have largely struggled to get their act together, made evident by their surprising exits from the FA Cup and UEFA Europa Conference League. But to turn the tide, we need to add quality and depth to this team, especially at the baseline.
Conte prefers to play with a three-man defensive line, which puts more creative responsibility on the full-backs. Emerson Royal has largely struggled to make an impact at right back since he moved from Barcelona.
Matt Doherty has put on some impressive displays in recent matches. While the Tottenham faithful hope the former Wolverhampton Wanderers player can continue this run, the club could do well to add proper reinforcements on the right flank and find a potential long-term replacement for either defender.
This would give the Italian coach the opportunity to have more viable options in the job. At 21, Singo could still have some of his best footballing years ahead of him and could provide an extended attacking threat down the right for a considerable amount of time.
Without getting our hopes up too high, the club must first fend off the interest of our North London rivals. It would be an even better deal if we could hijack this deal under Arsenal’s nose.
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That said, the Gunners are currently in a good position to qualify for the upcoming UEFA Champions League season. This could be a telling factor and the Lilywhites will have to start putting on impressive performances more consistently if they want to attract young talent like Singo.