Loads of Tottenham fans have been reacting to some comments from Lille’s club president, who appeared to admit Jose Mourinho is targeting one his brightest young prospects.
As reported by Sport Witness, Lille owner Gérard Lopez has claimed Tottenham are eyeing central midfield prodigy Boubakary Soumare.
Previous reports have claimed Mourinho wanted two Lille midfielders in north London, and now Lopez has had this to say: “Soumare? It is true that there are many interested parties. From Spain, from Italy.
‘The interest of José Mourinho? I know he likes him very much, yes.
“No (Tottenham) are not the only ones interested; there are five, six clubs that are interested in him. Afterwards, he must also be interested in the club so we will see.”
Soumare is only 19 years old, but has had a superb breakout season in France, completing 1.1 dribbles per game and averaging an impressive 89.9% pass accuracy in Ligue 1, per Whoscored.
Against Chelsea in the Champions League last week, he scored 7.7 out of 10 on Whoscored, which was more than any of Chelsea’s midfield three of N’Golo Kante (7.4), Jorginho (7.0) and Mateo Kovacic (7.5).
Even more impressively, the 6 foot 2 youngster completely outplayed Spurs’ record signing Tanguy Ndombele in May of this year, scoring and recording a 7.8 rating in his side’s 2-2 draw with Lyon – Ndombele mustered up just a 6.6 rating.
Plenty of Tottenham fans have been weighing in on the links, and you can find some of the best reactions down below…
This dude is a great player. Winks won’t ever see a game in his life for our club if we buy him. Which is great
— B (@spicywhiteboyko) December 14, 2019
Don’t worry, Campos will bring him.
— Pratik Chavan (@PratikC50626267) December 14, 2019
Sounds salty were taking half his club which in reflection is totally fair
— Musa 🇵🇹 (@Musathfc28) December 14, 2019
Is he not too similar to ndombele ?
— Benjamin R. Holmes (@ben_holmes5150) December 14, 2019
Really fun to watch. Can’t imagine what him and Ndombele would look like.
— TottenhamTalk (@Tottenham_Talk_) December 14, 2019
I want this guy at spurs..get Ndombele fit then have a midfield of Ndombele and Soumare
— 🦜 (@thabomariri) December 14, 2019
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