Toulouse recruitment chief Jerome Fougeron has admitted that the Ligue 2 club are planning for life without rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Ibrahim Sangare next season.

The 22-year-old has won many admirers since establishing himself in the Toulouse side and his performances this season have been one of the few shining lights in what has been an disappointing last campaign for the club.

Following the club’s relegation from the French top flight, the midfielder has been tipped to leave this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly keen on snapping him up after scouting him extensively (GFFN).

It was claimed that the Ivory Coast international could be available for a price of around €15 million to €20 million this summer.

Fougeron has now admitted that the midfielder could be on his way out of Toulouse amidst interest from Tottenham.

He revealed that the club are already on the lookout for his replacement.

When asked about the speculation surrounding Sangare’s future, Fougeron told Foot Mercato: “We are building a team. A little at all posts.

“There are players who are still under contract but who risk leaving us, like Sangare – so we are working on their replacement.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Sangare looks like a top talent and could be the latest in the long line of physical and athletic central midfielders from the French league to go on to have success in the Premier League. However, now that we have landed Hojbjerg, I cannot see us spending big money on another central midfielder, particularly when there are other areas of the squad where we are desperate for additions.

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