Report: Tottenham are one of four clubs eyeing move for Ligue 1 star 

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TuttoMercatoWeb have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are one of four clubs that are eyeing a move for Lille right-back Zeki Celik.

Celik has been a consistent performer for Lille since arriving in the North of France in 2018. The Turkish international has seemingly been a long-term target for Tottenham, having first been linked with a move to the club back in 2019

L’Equipe reported over the summer that the North London club were eyeing the 24-year-old as a replacement for Serge Aurier but the 24-year-old stayed put with the Ligue 1 champions.

It was reported last month that the defender, whose current deal runs out in the summer of 2023, was rated at around €20m (£16.8m) by Lille.

According to TMW’s latest update, Spurs are one of four teams monitoring Celik ahead of January.

The report explains that Celik was already on the radars of Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina, with Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma becoming the latest club to enter the race for the right-back.

Spurs Web Opinion

The only reason for Spurs to go for Celik would be if Conte decides that Doherty is not a good enough backup at right-wing-back for Emerson.

However, there are much bigger priorities for Tottenham to address in January, and so I would be extremely surprised if we did push ahead with a move for the Turkish international.

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