Report: Spurs and Everton chase midfielder who is reluctant to move for this reason

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are both reported to be keen on signing Toulouse midfielder Ibraham Sangare this summer.

French news outlet  L’Equipe are reporting that the Premier League pair have identified the 21-year-old who operates as a holding midfielder.

Sangare stands at 6ft 3in and is said to be content to stay at the Ligue 1 side for another season to continue his footballing development after joining from Ivory Coast outfit AS Denguele three years ago.

He caught the eye this season having made 28 appearances and providing two assists whilst finding the back of the net on one occasion.

Tottenham are lacking a holding midfielder following the sale of Mousa Dembele to China in January while Victor Wanyama has struggled with respective knee issues over the course of the past two seasons.

He is said to be available for around the €20million to €25million (£17.75million and £22.2million) mark but is reluctant to swap regular first-team football at Toulouse for a squad place at a Premier League side where opportunities to play could be limited.

Opinion

Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama’s injury and illness issues this season certainly put a strain on the pairing of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko in the middle of midfield. 

There is no doubt that Spurs need another number in that position but it remains to be seen if Levy will sanction a big money move for a proven player such as Ndombele, or instead try to pay a lower fee for the likes of Sangare and hope for the best.

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