Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed on X that Tottenham Hotspur target Albert Gudmundsson is set to sign a new contract with Italian side Genoa, along with team-mate Radu Dragusin.
The 26-year-old Iceland international has followed up on an excellent Serie B season with an impressive start in the top flight, scoring seven goals and providing one assist in 14 appearances across all competitions this season. (Transfermarkt)
The North London club’s interest in Gudmundsson emerged last week when SOS Fanta claimed that Tottenham were ‘attentive’ to the Genoa winger’s situation and had sent scouts a number of times to watch him this season. The report also added that the player was not interested in a transfer and was instead focused on life at the Serie A club.
Early this week, Genova Today claimed that the Lilywhites had become the frontrunners to the signature of Gudmundsson ahead of a number of Serie A clubs.
The report added that Inter Milan and AS Roma were interested in the player but Spurs were ahead at the moment. It also claimed that Genoa were aware of the interest in the 26-year-old from other clubs and were working on getting him to commit to a new deal.
New contract hands transfer blow to Spurs
Romano has now claimed that Genoa are closing in on the contract extensions of both Gudmundsson and Dragusin. The Italian journalist also added that they are set to be long-term deals.
While Romano did reveal that Newcastle United had sent scouts to look at Dragusin, he did not make any mention of Tottenham’s interest in Gudmundsson.
🔴🔵 Albert Gudmunsson and Radu Dragusin will both sign new long term deals at Genoa.#NUFC scouts recently in attendance to follow Dragusin as potential future CB target but Genoa want to keep both of them at least until June 2024. pic.twitter.com/p988UIGnZI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 15, 2023
Tottenham will be looking at the January market to try and sign a new winger in the aftermath of the injuries to Richarlison, Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic. Now that Son Heung-min is majorly deployed as a striker, it leaves us understaffed on the left wing.
That said, Bryan Gil is a player we have in our ranks who could suit the kind of profile Ange Postecoglou is looking at and provide cover to Brennan Johnson.
Even if Spurs wanted a winger, they would be better off looking at someone who could play on both wings and deputise for Dejan Kulusevski if needed as well. Missing out on Albert Gudmundsson might not be a bad thing after all.