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Tottenham Hotspur: Metz striker Habib Diallo keen to link up with Jose Mourinho, says Alasdair Gold

Tottenham Hotspur: Metz striker Habib Diallo keen to link up with Jose Mourinho, says Alasdair Gold - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to a report by reliable Football.London correspondent Alasdair Gold, Tottenham transfer target Habib Diallo is ‘keen‘ to link up with manager Jose Mourinho at Spurs, with the Metz forward on Daniel Levy’s list of attacking candidates ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season. 

Diallo, who racked up 12 goals and three assists in Ligue 1 last season, has been billed as a player who fits the Mourinho profile, with his price tag currently set at around £18.5m.

Standing at a lofty 6 ft 1, Diallo could be viewed as a traditional target man who can hold the ball up, bring his teammates into play and dominate defenders in the air, made evident by his brilliant record of 4.3 aerial duels won per match during the 2019/20 season (WhoScored).

Would you like Spurs to snap up Diallo?

Yes please, get it done Levy

Yes please, get it done Levy

No, Daka is the superior option

No, Daka is the superior option

The Senegalese attacker is also a potent threat in front of goal, having managed 2.9 shots per game last season, an even better average than Spurs’ star striker Harry Kane over fewer league appearances.

Taking this into account, it’s little wonder that Spurs and Levy have considered a swoop for Diallo, with the Premier League’s physicality potentially demanding a forward who can hold his own.

Gold has now claimed that the striker is eager to link up with Mourinho and, by extension, Spurs – gifting Tottenham a boost in the race for his signature. As well as Diallo, strikers Patson Daka and Arkadiusz Milik could be on the Spurs agenda, with the duo totalling a combined 41 goals in all competitions last term (Daka, 27; Milik, 14).

Whether or not Tottenham will prioritise Diallo over the other two remains to be seen, but the 25-year-old Metz attacker could be viewed as a real coup if Spurs can land him.

Spurs fans, is Diallo the perfect solution to your club’s striker conundrum? Have your say in the comments below…


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