An exciting update has emerged over Tottenham Hotspur’s plans behind-the-scenes…
What’s the word?
According to football.london reporter Alasdair Gold, the north London outfit are currently revamping their scouting and recruitment network under sporting director Fabio Paratici and director of technical performance Steve Hitchen.
“Understand Fabio Paratici and Steve Hitchen are currently undertaking an overhaul of Spurs’ scouting set-up, among other departments, to bring it in line with Europe’s top clubs,” he revealed on Twitter.
In an accompanying article, the ever-reliable journalist claims that the Italian supremo is putting processes in place to ensure that Tottenham can spot and snap up the best young talent across Europe and bring their setup in line with some of the biggest clubs around the world.
Paratici has vast experience, having been largely responsible for Juventus’ success over the years, having spent 11 years in a similar role in Turin.
Spurs’ scouting department will hopefully soon match those at top Premier League and European sides too, thus handing manager Antonio Conte and the entire club a game-changing boost.
In recent years, their transfer activity has been very contrasting.
There was once a time that the Lilywhites went through two transfer windows without signing a single player under Mauricio Pochettino, who still managed to guide the team to a Champions League final.
Some additions like Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Jack Clarke and even Steven Bergwijn have flattered to deceive, all struggling with injuries and inconsistencies.
This summer saw a glimpse into what could lie ahead, with Paratici signing some promising future talent in Bryan Gil (20) and Pape Matar Sarr (19). Even Cristian Romero (23) and Emerson Royal (22) are others who can be considered in this bracket.
Gold’s major revelation has also left plenty of the Spurs faithful absolutely buzzing with excitement – as relayed by This is Futbol, some fans were claiming this news was “extremely positive”, whilst others claimed that Paratici was going to save the club with such a move, amongst many, many more.
Now under a world-class and trophy-laden manager in Conte, Spurs may be about to enter a hugely encouraging era, even more so after this behind-the-scenes development at Hotspur Way.
It’ll take time but these are certainly the right steps to get the north Londoners back in the conversation.