Tottenham and Arsenal both ‘ready to come in’ for striker – Journalist reports

Journalist Graeme Bailey has now named Tottenham as one of the clubs monitoring Youssoufa Moukoko but he revealed that Chelsea and Newcastle United have already made offers for the Borussia Dortmund forward.

Moukoko has arguably been Dortmund’s standout player this season with ten goal contributions in just 14 league games so far but the attacker’s future is up in the air as his current deal at Westfalenstadion runs out in the summer (Transfermarkt).

Youssoufa Moukoko
(Photo by Markus Gilliar – GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)

The teenager was first mooted as a target for Tottenham back in November, with 90 min claiming at the time that the Lilywhites were one of several clubs to send scouts to Germany to watch him in action this season.

The speculation linking Moukoko with a move to Spurs has died down over the last few weeks, with the likes of AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo (Di Marzio) and Sporting Lisbon’s Marcus Edwards (Daily Mail) being mooted as the North London club’s attacking targets this window.

However, Bailey has now said that Spurs and five other Premier League clubs have been alerted to the 18-year-old’s situation amidst Dortmund’s inability to tie him down to a new contract.

The journalist told TEAMtalk about Moukoko: “One of the biggest teenage talents in Europe, a lot of Premier League clubs had presumed that he would be re-signing at Borussia Dortmund – but that is not the case.

“Dortmund don’t often lose stars in this manner and this will hurt them, being homegrown. I understand that Dortmund are facing up to the prospect of losing him now as their offer to him is way off what he wants or indeed what he can get elsewhere.

“It is no surprise that Premier League clubs are virtually queueing up to land him. Chelsea and Newcastle have both made offers, we know that, but they are not alone. I am told Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United are all keeping abreast of the situation and are ready to come in.”

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I do not think Moukoko would be anywhere near the top of Tottenham’s wishlist as I do not see the Dortmund star as a good fit for Conte’s system. Not only does he prefer centrally rather than out-wide but he is also at his best when playing alongside a strike partner.

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