Despite closing in on Pape Sarr, Tottenham could still sign Houssem Aouar this summer.
Houssem Aouar could yet be on the way to Tottenham this summer.
Despite being close to finalising a deal for Metz’s Pape Sarr, Tottenham may still be interested in signing Lyon’s Houssem Aouar this summer. Spurs are aiming to add to their team before the January transfer deadline.
This summer, the north London club has been busy in the transfer market, bringing in Sevilla winger Bryan Gil and Atalanta defender Christian Romero, as well as Pierluigi Gollini on loan.
Spurs have now switched their focus to Pape Sarr, a highly rated French teenager, with the club reportedly holding negotiations with Metz chairman Patrick Razurel earlier this week.
However, according to Sky Sports, if Sarr signs a contract with Tottenham, he will remain on loan with his current team for the remainder of the season.
Sarr, who has two Senegalese caps, has started Metz’s first two Ligue 1 games this season.
The 18-year-old defensive midfielder is regarded as one of France’s brightest prospects.
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Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is expected to leave the club this summer, maybe for Bayern Munich, although the club may yet look for another midfielder.
Spurs will be a man short if Ndombele leaves, with Sarr remaining in his homeland for another 12 months.
Spurs are interested in Aouar, according to the Daily Mirror, who is claimed to have been placed on Lyon’s transfer list by sporting director Juninho.
After last Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Angers, the midfielder was among those who were chastised.
After that defeat, Lyon fell to 17th place in Ligue 1 after two games, prompting the sale of a number of first-team players as the club’s management seeks to fix a “attitude problem.”
Lyon appears to be willing to let Aouar leave for a bargain £25 million.
Tottenham will have a battle to sign the player, as a number of Premier League clubs have been placed on high notice.
Liverpool is thought to be a long-time admirer of the midfielder, while Arsenal is also interested in bringing him to the Emirates.
Former England striker Kevin Phillips believes Spurs could sign Aouar this summer.
Phillips recently told Football, “Any player you try to recruit from France, you have the benefit of being a Premier League team.” “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”