However, one man who has been a reported long-term target for the club is Nice defender Youcef Atal. Spurs were first linked with Atal last summer when The Telegraph reported that they had enquired about the 20-year-old’s availability.
Injury problems have hampered Atal’s progress this season but the youngster is still a highly-rated young full-back. TransferMarkt list his current valuation at just £18m.
Le Quotidien du Foot have backed Tottenham to return for the Nice star this summer, although they reveal that the Lilywhites would have to see off competition from Paris Saint-Germain to land the defender.
Atal’s Nice team-mate, Yanis Hamache, has admitted that he has been left astonished by the Algerian international since his move to the Allianz Riviera.
When asked about the Spurs-linked defender, Hamache told DZ Foot: “Atal is a world-class player who has exceptional qualities.
“Atal is a beautiful revelation, he came to Nice and he impressed us all. He is very, very strong.”
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Going by the reaction from Spurs fans on social media, Atal seems to most people’s first-choice option for right-back. However, I personally believe that Aarons would be the more sensible option to go for as he comes with a year of Premier League experience under his belt.
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