Tottenham have opened talks with Angers to sign highly-rated forward Mohamed-Ali Cho, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The recently-turned 18-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest attacking prospects in Ligue 1 after breaking through into the Angers senior side last season.
O’Rourke reports that Tottenham have now made an opening move to bring Cho to North London, but may have to stave off a host of other Premier League clubs to secure his signature.
Sky Sports claim the teenager is valued at around €20m (£16.8m) and he has been offered to Tottenham this month.
The likes of Chelsea and Southampton have been previously credited with an interest in the young forward (The Sun), with club scouts regularly keeping an eye on his performances.
Born in France, Cho was raised in England by Ivorian and Moroccan parents and spent time in the academies of Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.
Eligible to play for all four national teams, he was a youth international up to England U16 level before eventually switching allegiance to represent France.
Cho has made 19 appearances for Angers in Ligue 1, including 14 starts, which has yielded two goals in return (Transfermarkt).
His performances have since earned him a call-up to the France U21 squad where has featured on five occasions already this season.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) January 24, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion
This is an interesting one to look at as it seems like Spurs are planning to build for the future. Cho is a very young player that has a long way to go to make a solid impact in senior football, but he has already gained a lot of first-team experience in France.
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