Report: The way may be clear for Spurs to pull off Pepe signing

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur failed to add a single player to their squad this season, as they remained completely inactive in both transfer windows.

However, Spurs have been on the hunt for a back up to Harry Kane for a number of years now, with the likes of Vincent Janssen not cutting it for Mauricio Pochettino.

The way may now be clear for Spurs to bring in Lille forward Nicholas Pepe, with the club’s sporting director admitting they may have to sell their star.

Pepe can play on the wing or in a more central role, and has already bagged 16 goals and eight assists in this season alone.

This has taken Lille from a relegation battle to a Champions League place push in a mere matter of months in Ligue 1.

However, the player won’t come cheap, as the report slaps a £72m price tag on the 23-year-old attacker, far beyond Daniel Levy’s usual price range (Times).

Sporting Director Luis Campos said (Telefoot): “We are not a rich club. It means that if a really good proposal comes in for Pepe, we have to sell him.”

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