Report: £60m attacker previously linked with Spurs threatens to leave club

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According to reports, after two windows of complete inactivity, Tottenham are set to invest heavily into their squad in the summer, ahead of their first full season at their new stadium. (Daily Mail)

Spurs have been linked with several attacking players over the past few weeks and months including Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen (Football.London), Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon (The Express) and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha (The Guardian).

Another wide-player who was linked with Tottenham in previous seasons is Riyad Mahrez. (The Evening Standard). According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Algerian has now threatened to quit Manchester City due to a lack of first-team opportunities.

The 28-year-old has started thirteen Premier League games for Pep Guardiola’s side this season since his £60m-move from Leicester City last summer (Sky Sports). The wide man has scored six goals and registered three assists in the league this campaign but has been overlooked in some big games.

So, Spurs could potentially rekindle their interest in the skilful left-footer if Manchester City deems him to be surplus to requirements.

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There is likely not much truth to this rumour as Pep Guardiola has a history of integrating players into his squad slowly. So going by what happened with the likes of Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva, Mahrez could see much more game time next season.

Even if City decide to sell, they might be looking to recoup the money they spent on him last summer. Spurs could decide to look at younger options who potentially offer more value for money in the long-term.

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