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Sporting Director Fabio Paratici already Spurs fan favourite

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When Fabio Paratici was first announced as Spurs‘ new Sporting Director, not too many fans believed he could make the difference that was required to take the team back to the Champions League.

However, the transformation in the way the club has began to operate in the transfer market has been significant, and consistently over the last few weeks, negotiations have taken place 24/7 to ensure Spurs sign the right options to improve the team in all the required areas for fair prices.

With two of Europe’s most talented young stars in the shape of Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero convinced to join the club by Paratici, and deals being worked for on Takehiro Tomiyasu and Pierluigi Gollini too, the Italian Sporting Director is hard at work desperate to improve the side with the limited resources he has.

His commitment to the club already cannot be questioned, as he has attended both pre-season friendlies so far as well as the Under 23’s friendly against Enfield Town – and throughout his time at all of the games he was busy taking important calls and sending texts to many of his contacts across the continent.

The deal for Romero in particular has completely won over almost all of the Spurs fans, with many taking to Twitter to praise his appointment and express their excitement with him in the driving seat in the transfer market.

One Spurs fan claimed: “Fabio Paratici is the best signing we’ve made in years. What a man”

Meanwhile, another supporter highlighted Paratici’s superb persuasive skills, saying: “Name me another director of football in the world that can convince the best CB in Italy and one of the best young prospects in Spain to join a club that finished 7th in their league, from clubs in the Champions League. Fabio Paratici is just getting started at Tottenham.”

Some fans were quick to compare Paratici to the club’s former chief of transfers Steve Hitchen, with one saying: “Fabio Paratici secured Romero while in watching Spurs vs Colchester. Steve Hitchen went to Milan for 2 weeks to sign Skriniar and came home with a bag full of duty free chocolate.”

The club could yet still be in the market for another centre-back, a central midfielder and a striker as well in what feels like the busiest Summer since 2013 for Spurs.

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