Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal that would bring Maxence Lacroix to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by Sky Deutschland (via Sport Witness), who claim that Spurs are attempting to scupper RB Leipzig’s bid to land the VfL Wolfsburg centre-back this summer, with the Bundesliga side having their first offer rejected for the 21-year-old earlier in the transfer window.
The report goes on to state that the defender would be a “dream player” for Tottenham’s new director of football Fabio Paratici, who wanted to sign Lacroix for his former side Juventus.
However, despite Tottenham’s reported interest, it is then claimed that the north London side are yet to make a concrete offer for the former France U20 international, who is believed to be available for a fee of around £26m this summer.
With it being common knowledge that Spurs are in the market for additions to their backline ahead of next season, as well as the fact that Lacroix highly impressed for Wolfsburg last season, the claim that the club are believed to be considering a move for the centre-back this summer comes as hardly surprising news.
Indeed, over his 30 Bundesliga appearances for Mark van Bommel’s side last term, the £25.2m-rated man helped his side keep 12 clean sheets, as well as making an average of 2.2 interceptions, 1.6 tackles, 4.5 clearances and winning five duels per game.
The defender also chipped in for his side in an attacking capacity, scoring one goal and providing one assist for his teammates, in addition to touching the ball an average of 74 times per fixture, as well as completing an average of 49.1 passes in each game.
These metrics saw the man Oliver Glasner dubbed an “outstanding” player earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.09, ranking him as the club’s fourth-best performer in the top flight of German football, playing a key role in his side securing an impressive fourth-place finish in the league.
As such, if Paratici is successful in his attempts to lure the young Frenchman away from the Bundesliga this summer, his signing would very much appear to be one that Spurs fans and coaching staff alike would love, as, not only does Lacroix seem to be a defender capable of slipping straight into Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting XI, he very much appears to have the potential to be a star player for Spurs for a number of years in the future.