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Di Marzio says Tottenham may set sights on Euro 2020 player with £69m release clause

Tottenham will reportedly set their sights on Sevilla star Jules Kounde, who is currently at Euro 2020 with pre-tournament favourites France.

Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Spurs are making the centre-back position a priority to strengthen in this summer’s transfer window. 

Di Marzio suggests that Sevilla defender Kounde may be their next target.

Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano supports the Spurs links to Kounde. In addition, he’s suggested that Sevilla could sell him for less than his £69million (€80million) release clause.

Kounde recently had a challenging game in France’s 2-2 draw against Portugal at the Euros, but he was playing out of position in a more unfamiliar right-back role.

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He’s a dominant centre-half by trade that is a real talisman at Spanish club Sevilla. He made 49 appearances across all competitions last season.

The Frenchman’s performances are so impressive due to the fact he’s only 22. 

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Kounde signing would cheer up miserable Tottenham fans

Spurs supporters are still waiting for their new manager to be appointed, so a top signing this window should at least lift spirits. 

It’s unclear on if they could tempt Kounde to north London, but he’d be a quality addition.

Firstly, the 22-year-old is a young centre-half with so much potential to grow into a future star. Secondly, he’s got the athleticism, pace and experience to suggest he would be ready to swap Spain for England. Finally, he would strengthen a key area of the pitch that looks like in the current Spurs squad. 

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