In Focus: Tottenham move for the talented Vincent Marcel is a no-brainer

According to reports in The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for 20-year-old Nice winger Vincent Marcel.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Sun says that Spurs scouts went to watch right-back Ricardo Pereira in action for the Ligue 1 side, but it was Marcel that caught their attention with an eye-catching performance out wide.

While the north London outfit could still complete a deal for Pereira as a replacement for Kyle Walker – who appears to be closing in on a move to Manchester City – they could make it a double swoop by getting the 20-year-old as well.

How did Marcel do last season?

Despite his promising showing when Tottenham scouts were in attendance, it was a rare outing for the winger as he made just 10 appearances in all competitions for the French outfit last term, with just six of those coming in Ligue 1.

However, The Sun says that he has been compared to Ousmane Dembele, who moved to Borussia Dortmund from Rennes last summer following some outstanding displays, and Spurs will be keen to snap Marcel up if there is any chance that he could have a similar impact.

How much would he cost?

It’s difficult to say but probably not too much considering he isn’t a first team regular yet.

The 20-year-old has four years left on his Nice contract but the France Under-20 international could be available for a bargain fee.

Where would he fit in at Spurs?

While he may be considered as one for the future, seeing how the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Winks progressed last season, Marcel may not be too far away from featuring for the first team if he did join the north London outfit.

With Erik Lamela and Son Heung-Min likely to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on hip and arm injuries respectively, he could be involved from the very start of the campaign.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, if Marcel has impressed the Tottenham scouts and can be bought for a relatively low fee, then it would be a no-brainer to sign him and develop him into another top player.