Tottenham Hotspur have been looking for a backup striker to deputise Harry Kane for some time now, with Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen, and even Fernando Llorente not quite cutting it.
Well, Spurs may have now found their man, as they reportedly scouted an exciting 22-year-old Lyon striker last week (Mercato365).
Tottenham may have sold Mousa Dembele in January, but that hasn’t stopped them from showing interest in The Frenchman with an extra ‘S’, star striker Moussa Dembele.
The young forward returned to France in 2018 and has racked up 18 goals and six assists in all competitions since doing so.
This comes after bagging 51 goals in 94 games for Celtic between 2016 and 2018.
Tottenham are said to have watched Dembele against Bordeaux last week, a game in which Lyon won 3-2 and the Frenchman scored the winning goal (Mercato365).
Manchester United scouts were also said to be in attendance at this particular game.
Back in 2016, before signing for Celtic, My London reported that Moussa Dembele was on his way to Spurs in a £6m deal but failed his medical.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Spurs will definitely have to pay more than £6m for the striker now, with his goals and pedigree rising in recent years. Tottenham have always been on the hunt for a back-up striker to wait in the wings behind Harry Kane, but Dembele has the quality and hunger to push his way into the first team as a second-striker option too. It could give Spurs more options up front, as well as some much needed added pace, goals, and depth to their team.
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