Journalist Jonathan Johnson has said that clubs who want to sign rumoured Tottenham target, Randal Kolo Muani, will have to break the bank during the summer.
Muani has been a revelation since joining Eintracht Frankfurt from Nantes last summer, with the forward having found the back of the net 16 times and provided 14 assists so far this season (Transfermarkt).
The 24-year-old also showed his quality for France at last year’s World Cup, netting a crucial goal for Les Blues in their semi-final win over Morocco.
Foot Mercato reported at the start of January that Spurs, Bayern Munich and Liverpool had ‘knocked at the door’ for the striker, who was alleged to be valued by Frankfurt at €60m (£52.8m).
The former Nantes man stayed put at Deutsche Bank Park in January and Sky Germany explained last month that the Bundesliga club had knocked back interest from several suitors to hold on to him.
Johnson has now said that Oliver Glasner‘s men have no intention of letting the striker leave on the cheap in the summer, with the German club expected to demand a whopping €120m (£106.1m) for the player.
The journalist told CaughtOffisde: “Randal Kolo Muani has been strongly linked with Manchester United and he’s a very interesting player.
“It might feel to some like he’s been a bit of an overnight success, but we saw his quality during his time in Ligue 1 with Nantes.
“That move to Eintracht Frankfurt and his exposure to European football has boosted his profile massively, and there have been whispers that Bayern Munich have been looking at him as well.
“So it’s possible that United and Bayern will be in for him this summer, but it’s going to require a massive fee.
“Obviously, it will make Nantes sick hearing about fees in the region of €120m when he left them for nothing, but I think it’s now one of the more recognised pathways for French talents, going to the Bundesliga for that next step, similar to Moussa Diaby and Christopher Nkunku, who’s going to be joining Chelsea this summer.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I expect Kolo Muani to join a Premier League club in the summer as he seems to have the attributes needed to succeed in England.
However, I cannot see Spurs entering the race for the 24-year-old unless Harry Kane leaves the club.
The likes of Man Utd and Chelsea are in much more desperate need of a top-quality centre-forward than we are.
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