£35million man had an offer from the London club, he is a fan of Spurs boss Conte

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Federico Bernardeschi joined MLS side Toronto in the summer on a free transfer after his contract at Juventus expired, but told Gazzetta dello Sport he had received an offer from a London club.

The Italian winger has hinted that Tottenham Hotspur may have tried to sign him this summer, while admitting his love for Antonio Conte.

Bernardeschi spent his last five seasons at the Old Lady after joining Fiorentina for £35m in 2017 (BBC). He also had quite a successful period there, as he won three Serie A titles, among other honours.

And at just 28, the Italy international swapped a top European club for MLS, which was a surprising move.

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Bernardeschi had an offer from the London club

The the former Juventus player told Gazzetta dello Sport he had received an offer from a London clubwhile confessing his admiration for Conte.

He said: “I thank everyone, especially (Atalanta coach Gian Piero) Gasperini. They wanted me badly in Bergamo.

“Yes, (I also had an offer) from London. But I’m not saying who. Let’s say I admire Conte shamelessly.

Despite being in what would be considered his best years, Bernardeschi has joined Toronto and says he has “nothing to prove.”

“I won nine trophies playing for Juve. What more could you ask for? I have nothing to prove,” he said.

Whether it was Spurs or another London club who made the offer to Bernardeschi remains a mystery. But he admitted his love for Conte and played under the Spurs boss for the Italian national team.

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Conte already has a left-footed right winger in Dejan Kulusevski, so if Tottenham are the unnamed London club, perhaps the Italian had other plans for Bernardeschi.

This would probably use him as a winger as the Italian has a history of converting experienced wingers into brilliant players in this position.

But as to which club apparently made a bid for the Italian, that will remain unknown unless Bernardeschi himself comes up with the story at a later date.

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