Tottenham have completed a deal with Udinese to sign their promising young left
wing-back Destiny Udogie.
Spurs will pay an initial £15m and there are also some performance-related bonuses
Udogie will stay on loan at Udinese for the season, with Spurs having Ryan Sessegnon
and Ivan Perisic as their left wing-backs for this term.
Destiny Udogie has said it’s a “dream come true” to join Tottenham Hotspur as
The 19-year-old defender was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and
has now penned a five-year deal with the Lilywhites.
And, Udogie is excited to get the ball rolling. Speaking to the media team at Spurs,
the youngster explained what it means to have joined Conte’s side, how his family
played a role in a move and what it meant to breakthrough at Hellas Verona.
“It is a big honour for me to be here in this big team, big club with a big history,” he
said. “I always knew football was inside me. It was always my dream since a child.
I started when I was four years old. I lived in Verona – 20 minutes from the centre.
“My family is there with me. My family is everything because I ask them a lot of
questions, they help me a lot, and they’re always with me.
All of them they are very close to me and important to me. My father, he always
pushed me a lot to be focused and serious on the game and I think this helped me
a lot. When I see my friends play, going out, I prefer to stay home and relax for the
“Hellas Verona was like the big dream. I grew up in Verona so it was the dream of
every child in Verona.