Three reasons Tottenham must hijack Man City’s bid to sign Boubakary Soumare
According to reports in the Daily Mail on January 18, runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City scouted Lille youngster Boubakary Soumare in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Rennes on Wednesday night.
The 18-year-old has broken into the first team with the Ligue 1 outfit after joining them from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer, and his impressive performances have caught the eye of Citizens boss Pep Guardiola.
The Daily Mail says that the Spaniard is looking to strengthen his side’s defensive midfield options, with a report from the same source earlier this month saying that Guardiola potentially sees the teenager as a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure, whose contract is due to expire this summer.
The report adds that Lille may have to cash in on the France U19 international as they are under pressure to sell to evade financial sanctions from the French football federation.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur are yet to sign anyone this month as they look to secure a top-four finish in the English top flight as well as advance past Juventus in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but Mauricio Pochettino will be keeping a close eye on the market.
If the Argentine does want to strengthen his squad before January 31, bringing Soumare to Wembley could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Tottenham must hijack Man City’s bid to sign the 18-year-old…