According to a report in RMC Sport (as relayed by GFFN), Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in signing French starlet Hugo Ekitike.

Ekitike, who made his first-team debut for Reims in October of 2020, has established himself as a regular in the Ligue 1 club’s starting lineup this campaign.

The 19-year-old forward, who has also operated on the left flank, has won several admirers with his displays, notching up eight goals and three assists in 17 league appearances so far.

RMC have claimed that Reims are now having ‘discussions’ over Ekitike’s sale, with Tottenham named as one of the clubs who are keen on the youngster.

The North Londoners are thought to be facing competition for the forward from the likes of Newcastle United, Borussia Dortmund and West Ham.

The report adds that Reims have set a price of €30m (£25m) for Ekitike and also want €10m (£8.3m) in bonuses and a 25% resale clause attached to any sale.

It is revealed that the Ligue 1 club are yet to receive a concrete offer for the France Under-20 international and hope to hang on to the player until the end of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

Tottenham’s interest in Ekitike is likely to be independent of the club’s alleged pursuit of a striker this month who can serve as Kane’s backup.

Like Bryan Gil, the Frenchman would probably be viewed as one for the future instead of as a player who can improve our starting eleven.

In fact, if Spurs do sign Ekitike, I would not be surprised if the club decided to loan him back to Reims as they did with Pape Sarr.

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