Juventus & England U-21 wonderkid Samuel Iling-Junior subject to strong interest from Tottenham
Tottenham have identified England U21 winger Samuel Iling-Junior as a possible signing for the January window as they seek reinforcements for the second half of the season.
Samuel Iling-Junior, who currently plays for the Italian giants Juventus, has never featured in the Premier League despite being raised through the Chelsea academy.
According to Football Italia, Tottenham are poised to make an official bid for the 20-year-old English forward in January to bolster their currently depleted squad.
Iling-Junior signed a contract extension during the 2022-23 season, which ties him to the Bianconeri until the summer of 2025.
He signed for Juventus when he was seventeen and has made 12 senior appearances in the Serie A for the former champions.
Tottenham eye Juventus and England U-21 star as part of January plans
Ange Postecoglou’s side have been hit by injuries but believe they can qualify for the Champions League this season with a good January window.
They are also lining up a bid for 22-year-old Argentine striker Santiago Gimenez, who currently plays for Eredivisie champions Feyenoord.
Iling-Junior is seen as a promising talent by Juventus, having signed him from Chelsea’s youth system in 2020.
The 20-year-old has played all the way through England’s youth teams other than Under-18s, which came during the Covid period and after he had moved to Italy.
Meanwhile, Tottenham sense there is an opportunity to get Champions League football this season, particularly given the new rules on Uefa coefficients for an expanded Champions League which might see Premier League clubs get up to five places.