Super Eagles-eligible Destiny Udogie is set to become the seventh summer signing for Tottenham Hotspur after the N8.5bn (£22m) agreement reached with Udinese.

The 19-year-old left wing-back has a successful breakout season in the 2021-22 season for the Black and White where he made 37 appearances contributing eight goals and finding the back of the net five times last term.

Udogie is eligible to play for the Super Eagles team despite featuring for Italy U21 has been linked with a switch from Serie to Premier League with Antonio Conte eager to bring the youngster to North London to become the club’s seventh summer signing.

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According to London Evening Standard report that the Nigerian descent had agreed on personal terms with Tottenham before his club settled for a transfer fee with Udinese.

Udogie, who has been tipped for a call-up to the senior Italy squad will travel to London to undergo his medical before he will pen a five years deal and immediately returned to Dacia Arena where he would spend the 2022-2023 season on loan.

Udogie was born has hinted in past he looking forward of earning a senior invitation as he feels more Italian than Nigerian and the highly-rated left-back would follow the footstep of West Ham center-back Angelo Ogbonna who chose to represent the Azzurris over the Super Eagles.

Tottenham Hotspurs transfer spend would move up £122million after bringing in Richarlison from Everton, Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence.

Conte begin his full season as Spurs manager with comfortable 4-1 victory against Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier and Dejan Kulusevski as well as an own goal from Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu.

Conte wants to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title with second Premier League fixtures away trip to Stamford Bridge where he face his former side Chelsea on Sunday.

 

 

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