According to the Italian media, Tottenham Hotspur are engaged in a transfer war with West Ham United to sign Mattias Svanberg at the end of this season. He has been one of the best performers for his side this campaign which seems to have put him on the others’ shortlist as well.
Svanberg will enter the final year of his current contract in the summer transfer window. That has alerted several clubs across Europe, with Tottenham and West Ham battling it out with each other right now. Everton, Fiorentina and Napoli are the other interested parties in the pursuit of signing him after this term.
Everton are interested in securing the services of Bologna’s Swedish midfielder Mattias Svanberg this summer. This is according to Italian media, who claim that the Serie A side have offered Svanberg a new contract, but the Swede is not interested and is the most likely young person to be expendable for a profitable sale in the summer.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte and sporting director Fabio Paratici are expected to be very active in the summer transfer market, with the Italian duo fully aware that the club need to invest in the first-team squad to challenge at the top end of the table.
Champions League qualification would undoubtedly help that equation.
If Spurs do miss out on the top four, then the hope is that Conte still remains and can use his lure to bring top players to north London.
And one player very much on the club’s radar is said to be Swedish midfielder Svanberg.
Paratici was reportedly looking at a deal for the 23-year-old in January. However, the club ended up landing Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus instead.
Svanberg is widely regarded as the future of Swedish football, along with Kulusevski. Indeed, the winger has already made a big impression in north London.
Bologna are looking to raise 30 million euros from the sales of Arsenal and Newcastle target Aaron Hickey and Svanberg. The breakdown is considered to be 20 million euros for Hickey and then just 10 million euros for Svanberg.
The report adds that Spurs may even be able to get Svanberg, who has also been linked with Manchester United, for less than that – with his contract ending in 2023. Svanberg’s exit is even more likely, given that he won’t be offered a new contract. Indeed, Bologna are looking to balance their books and part company with some of their top assets.