Timothy Castagne is known to be a youth exponent from K.R.C. Genk, who made his Belgian Pro League debut as a starter against Club Brugge on 14 September 2014.
Castagne is a Belgian international defender, who plays for Serie A side Atalanta. He primarily plays the right-back position but can also fit into the left back position. He signed for Atalanta in July 2017, after former right back occupant Andrea Conti moved to Milan.
The 24-year-old has since being a core part of an amazing Atalanta side that has surprised and won a lot of hearts this season. They successfully reached the quarter-final the Champions League, failing to progress to the Semifinal, due to PSG’s superiority and quality.
He has been playing mostly in the right wingback role, and seldomly on the left side position over the course of the season in an attacking 3-4-3 formation. With his offensive ability, he has been able to excel in the wingback position for Atalanta.
Belgian paper La Derniere Heure, recently reviewed that Castagne considers a move to the White Hart Lane side, and in recent comments he specifically name-dropped Tottenham to be one of his preferred destination. The original article is behind a paywall, but Sport Italia has the important quotes.
“I think the time has come to move on, but I won’t be disappointed if I stay in Bergamo. I’m very proud of this. It’s proof that hard work pays off. I hope it’s more than just simple interest from them.
“I was especially a fan [of Arsenal] when Thierry Henry played for them. Now I’m not so much. You have to be honest with yourself. When a team like PSG or Tottenham come knocking on your door, you can hardly refuse.”
Former Tottenham forward Darren Bent has now urged his former club to finalise a move for the right-back, as he’s believed to be a “bargain”, who could replace the outgoing Spurs right back Serge Aurier, who’s attracting strong interest from AC Milan.
Darren Bent states that: “When you talk about a guy who’s an international and has Champions League experience as well, if they have aspirations of getting back into the Champions League, they need that kind of experience so I’m all for that,” he told Football Insider.
“That is a bargain, £18million – it’s crazy we’re talking about £18million being a bargain but with some of the prices that are being bandied about, yeah.
“That’s the kind of signing you need to bring in for that sort of money – not every signing has to be for £40-50million-plus.”
More interesting revelation about Timothy Castagne is that, he’s entering the final year of his current contract this summer, and it’s of the opinion that Atalanta will be willing to cash in on him, considering the club’s needs to raise some funds through player sales.
With Serge Aurier’s departure looking more likely this summer, Castagne looks to be an ideal replacement for the Ivory Coast player if eventually, he completes his move to the Italian club side AC Milan.