Montpellier president Laurent Nicollin has confirmed that rumoured Tottenham target Elye Wahi will be sold by the Ligue 1 club if their valuation is met this summer.
Elye Wahi has been one of the standout attackers in the French top flight this season, having found the back of the net 17 times and provided six assists in 31 Ligue 1 appearances over the course of 2022-23 (Transfermarkt).
Unsurprisingly, the chances of the 20-year-old making a big switch this summer have been talked up over recent months, with Telefoot claiming back in February that Tottenham were monitoring the youngster’s development.
Jeunes Footeux also subsequently reported in April that the North London club were watching Wahi ‘very closely’ and revealed that the striker was valued at €32m (£28.3m).
Nicollin has now insisted that Montpellier would only sell their prized asset this summer if their asking price is met.
The French club’s president said (via Made in Foot): “Our position is very clear. Elye has an exit voucher.
“If he finds an offer that suits him, he will leave. And if this is not the case, he will stay.
“We know that the priority, in the event of Elye’s departure, is to recruit a centre-forward.”
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Wahi appears to be the next superstar forward to emerge from French football and his value is likely to skyrocket over the next year or two.
So, it would be a smart piece of business to snap up the 20-year-old now before he explodes.
I expect PSG to win the race for his signature this summer as the Parisians seem to be focussing on signing young, domestic talent rather than big-name superstars due to their FFP constraints.
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