Spurs face tough competition to sign Lawal

The Sun reports that Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in Nigerian star Raheem Lawal.

Lawal hit a hat trick in Nigeria’s under-23 victory over Algeria a fortnight ago and has had plenty of offers since then. Lawal is expected to be involved in the Olympics for Nigeria next summer and will be looking to impress big European clubs before then.

The talented midfielder currently plays his football for Spanish Third Division side Atletico Balearas, who are currently six points clear at the top of the league as they look for promotion to take a step closer to becoming an established Spanish club.

Spurs will face tough competition for the midfielder if they opt to make a bid, but a cheap deal would be on cards to improve an already talented set of youngsters emerging at White Hart Lane. Lawal could be seen as a long term replacement for Luka Modric or Rafael van der Vaart as the goalscoring midfielder weighs up his options ahead of January.

“I have had several offers coming my way following my performance in the game against Algeria,” said Lawal.

“Lyon have indicated interest, as have Tottenham and Zamalek of Egypt.”

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