Ligue 1

Tottenham set to launch imminent transfer bid for Ligue 1 defender

UmtitiTottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have had to endure another long weekend to see their side in action, with Spurs tackling West Brom tomorrow night, but they’ve had transfer reports to keep their minds occupied.

One report being talked about a lot over by the pool table today comes from L’Equipe, who state Tottenham are eyeing an imminent bid to capture Lyon’s France U21 international Samuel Umtiti.

The 22-year-old, linked to Arsenal last summer, has made 125 appearances for Lyon since making his debut five years ago but is now being heavily linked with an exit, with speculation likely to intensify if Lyon fail to seal a spot in the top-two of Ligue 1; which would give them a Champions League spot.

Lyon are currently in the position they need to be but are only one-point ahead of Monaco, whilst Nice and St Etienne are also pushing for a surprise finish.

Tottenham need to bolster their ranks ahead of their own Champions League venture next season and our landlord believes Umtiti would be a quality addition.

Spurs fans, which area of your squad should be the focus this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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