Tottenham Hotspur have tabled an offer for Marseille youngster Isaac Lihadji, that is according to Fussball Transfers.
Do Spurs need to sign serious competition for Harry Kane?
The 17-year-old is also thought to be attracting the interest of Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Barcelona.
According to the report, Lihadji is available for free at the end of the campaign and Spurs have already submitted a contract offer for him, as have Dortmund, Juventus, Barcelona and Lille.
As well as those clubs, both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg have also shown an interest, although neither have tabled an offer at this stage.
He is an attacking player who plays as a right winger according to Transfermarkt, but despite being highly thought of in France, he has only managed to make two appearances in Ligue 1 this season, scoring no goals.
Whilst Lihadji may be rated highly in France, this could be another example of Spurs bringing in a player who isn’t good enough to be Harry Kane’s able deputy.
In recent years they have tried and failed to sign forwards who can compete with Kane, with the likes of Clinton N’Jie, Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen all coming in and struggling to make an impact under Mauricio Pochettino.
It looks incredibly similar to when they signed N’Jie in truth. Indeed, he came from Ligue 1, was young and relatively inexperienced, and also wasn’t an out-and-out goalscorer having netted just eight times for Lyon before joining Tottenham (Transfermarkt).
All in all, it looks like another cheap signing from Spurs and the player seems unlikely to pull up any trees at the club.
He is vastly inexperienced and, therefore, will surely have no chance of instantly challenging the likes of Kane, Son Heung-min or Lucas Moura for a forward position.
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