Report: Lille receive offer from Spurs and two other Premier League clubs for midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have just signed Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica for the next 18-months, but reports have indicated that an offer has been made to another midfielder too.

It was reported by L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) back in December that Tottenham Hotspur were possible suitors for Lille midfield man Boubakary Soumaré, who was tipped to leave in January.

In this report, it was claimed that the French club would be looking for €50 to sell the 20-year-old in the winter market.

However, there has now been another update stating that Tottenham have submitted an offer for the player, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United (L’Equipe).

Lille are said to be open to the player leaving this month, but Soumare himself says he does not see himself leaving as he feels good and is learning where he is.

He said: “I don’t see myself leaving. I feel good here. I’m learning, we have high goals, like the Champions League. A departure is not on the agenda.

“I want to do a full season, yes. I’m not saying I hold a position, but the place I have today, I went to earn it with my work, I won it. I can’t see myself leaving without having seen this through.

“I feel good, my teammates are helping me. Now is not the time to leave. I don’t want to leave with regrets.”

When further questioned if he has discussed about his plans with Lille, Soumaré said: “Yes, of course, I have already discussed with the coach (Christophe Galtier). I told him very clearly.

“I have a very clear idea of ​​where I want to go in my career. I know where I am today. And that suits me.”

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He clearly has no desire to leave this season, so it could be worth revisiting in the summer once Spurs know their long-term plans, as well as how Fernandes has settled in. A box-to-box midfielder is something that Spurs have missed since Dembele left.

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