According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are one of many Premier League clubs who are in the race to sign Marseille midfield gem Morgan Sanson – coming after manager Jose Mourinho reportedly made the Frenchman a target last summer (Le Parisien).
Sanson, whose homeland France will be the subject of many Euro 2021 betting offers and who has been a pivotal figure for ex-Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas over the last two seasons since his appointment in 2019, is now re-attracting the interest of Spurs after Daniel Levy and co eyed a swoop for him during the previous transfer window.
The 26-year-old averaged an impressive 2.2 tackles, 1.4 shots and 1.1 key passes per 90 in midfield over 2019/2020 for Marseille (WhoScored), a jack of all trades both attacking-wise and defensively, and he is now said to be wanted by the Lilywhites, West Ham United, Arsenal and Aston Villa as all four clubs seemingly contend for his signature in January.
Sanson wanted by Spurs last summer
Villas-Boas also recently confirmed that English clubs are looking at the box-to-box ace, potentially eyeing him up for a move to the Premier League, coming after he was reportedly a target for Mourinho in the summer.
As well as this, French publication L’Equipe (via Hammers News) claimed that his preference was to join Spurs during that time over contenders like West Ham – with agent Pini Zahavi, the same man who brokered Mourinho being appointed by Tottenham, also offering Sanson directly to the north Londoners and rivals Arsenal last summer (L’Equipe via Sport Witness).
One Birmingham Mail journalist, via FootballFanCast, heralded the ‘outstanding’ exploits of Sanson and likened him to Ruben Neves in the past – and it appears that he has continued in that vain this season, despite being sidelined for a month due to muscular problems (Transfermarkt).
Transfer Tavern take
Starting nine Ligue 1 games so far, he has still averaged 1.9 challenges per match whilst continuing to get forward in support – scoring two goals and assisting three others regardless (WhoScored).
However, taking into account the form of Moussa Sissoko, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele in midfield for Spurs, it’s debatable whether the £20 million-rated ace should still be a target for Tottenham.
Other areas such as centre-half should arguably take precedence, but it remains to be seen whether the Lilywhites pull off what would be a potentially surprising transfer this window.
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