Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has said calling in Destiny Udogie from his loan was a preseason priority.
Udogie was signed and loaned back to Udinese last year before his return this summer.
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Postecoglou said, “When I got the role I had a look at all the players who were out on loan last year and Destiny was one. I really liked his profile. Physically he’s got outstanding attributes but he obviously played a different style of football in terms of a lot of times he was used as an attacking wing-back.
“He made a real impact in a tough league as a young man. Serie A is a tough league. He handled himself really well and it was one of those where as soon as we got him in I could see that he wants to improve every day.
“He’s got outstanding attributes and for a 20-year-old he’s already had some really big challenges defensively and he’s handled himself so well. When he has the ball and he runs forward he looks exciting. I’m really pleased to have him in the group.