Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a move for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar as their summer recruitment drive intensifies [Daily Express].
The Lowdown: Spurs get busy ahead of 2021/22
Looking towards 2021/22, Lilywhites fans will be desperate to see how newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo adapts to life in North London.
Making inroads in the transfer market, the Lilywhites are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign Bologna centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu [Football 365].
But could Spurs now be set to make progress in the pursuit of another rumoured target following the latest reports?
Would Aouar be a good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
The Latest: Spurs keen on moving for Aouar
Presently, the north Londoners are said to be keen on making a move for 23-year-old Aouar [Daily Express], while they are also keeping an eye on Lille’s Renato Sanches.
He is rumoured to be available for around £20 million, and is keen to move on to pastures new this summer.
Aouar has also been extensively linked with a switch to divisional rivals Arsenal and also Liverpool in recent times.
The Verdict: Signing Aouar would be an astute piece of business by Tottenham Hotspur
The France international would bring some much-needed impetus from midfield to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In 2020/21, the playmaker backed this up by registering 12 goal contributions in 33 games for his current employers; eight goals and four assists [Transfermarkt].
Impressing with his offensive output from midfield, Aouar was a constant threat, producing an average of 2.3 shots on goal per match across the campaign [WhoScored].
Fitting into Nuno’s high-octane style of counter-attacking football, his propensity to move the ball effectively shone through as he achieved an 86% passing accuracy across the season [WhoScored].
Once labelled as “incredible” by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, following an excellent display against the Blues for Lyon in the Champions League, he should be a priority target for the Spurs hierarchy [Sky Sports].
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur have enquired about a Serie A ace.
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