CalcioMercato have revealed that Marseille now look set to challenge Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior.
Marseille enter race with Spurs for Iling-Junior
However, CalcioMercato have now reported that a move to Ligue 1 could open up for Iling-Junior, with Marseille now having expressed interest in the attacker.
The report explains that while Spurs have been ‘studying’ the prospect of making an offer for the 20-year-old, the French club’s interest in the player could also become ‘concrete’ over the coming weeks.
The outlet puts Juventus’ valuation of Iling-Junior at a higher fee than what we have heard from other sources, stating that the Old Lady hope to raise €20m-€25m (£17m-£21.4m) from the attacker’s sale.
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CalcioMercato assert that the price could prove prohibitive for Marseille but adds that Gennaro Gattuso’s men like the player’s profile and are currently making internal assessments over a move.
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Tottenham will be able to offer a bigger fee than Marseille and would also be able to offer Iling-Junior a bigger pay package. Additionally, one would assume that the youngster would be inclined towards returning to England.