Report: Spurs could face competition in any pursuit of £8.4m-rated French starlet

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Tottenham may have to fend off interest from Marseille in any pursuit to sign Angers striker Mohamed-Ali Cho, according to Le10 Sport. 

Cho, a former Everton academy player, has undergone a positive spell of development with Angers over the last two years since returning to his native France.  

Although netting just two goals this term (Transfermarkt), the 18-year-old has shown plenty of encouraging signs for the Ligue 1 side, who are currently sitting 14th in the table. 

Cho’s displays had reportedly caught the attention of Tottenham during the January transfer window, who were told they would have to part ways with almost £17 million to secure the teenager (Sky Sports). 

And while Spurs elected not to pay Angers’ asking price in the winter, Le10 Sport reports they will now have to contend with Marseille, who have emerged as new suitors ahead of the summer. 

The report states the French side are preparing their bid to lure Cho in their direction having taken note of his contract which is due to expire in just over a year’s time (TransferMarkt).

Le10 Sport add that Angers understand they may be forced into a sale at the end of the current campaign and have allegedly dropped their valuation to as low as £8.4 million (€10m) to avoid losing him for nothing. 

Cho has made 26 appearances this season with his performances earlier in the campaign enough to earn him a debut for the France U21 side (Transfermarkt).

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It seems like Marseille are pushing hard to secure Cho for next season and are focusing very hard on getting it done having seen he has a year left on his contract. 

The valuation dropping, after what Spurs were quoted in January, could then allow plenty of other clubs into the picture to pick up a potential steal which could even drive the price back up again. 

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