Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Destiny Udogie from Udinese.
Udogie has signed a five-year deal with Spurs and will return to Udinese on loan for the 2022-23 campaign.
The Athletic reported last week that Spurs had agreed an initial fee of an initial £15million ($18.14m) for the 19-year-old, which could rise to £20million.
Udogie, a natural left wing-back, was not included in Udinese’s squad for their first Serie A match of the season, a 4-2 defeat by AC Milan on Saturday.
Spurs’ current squad has strong depth in Udogie’s position after the summer arrival of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan to compete with Ryan Sessegnon. Matt Doherty can also play there if required.
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of Udogie, who scored five goals in 35 league appearances for Udinese last season, having joined from Verona in the summer of 2021.
Director of football Fabio Paratici is also known to have followed Udogie’s career, which has seen him represent Italy at various youth levels, up to the under-21s. When Paratici was at Juventus, he was interested in signing Udogie while he was at Verona.
Udogie becomes Spurs’ seventh signing of the summer in what has been a busy transfer window for the north London club.
Spurs face Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on Saturday in their next Premier League match.
Destiny Udogie is the perfect wing-back to bed into Conte’s system at Spurs
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