Lyon are now braced for bids for Tottenham transfer target
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Lyon are now braced for bids for Tottenham transfer target

Lyon are now braced for bids for their teenage right-back Malo Gusto amid reports Tottenham want to sign him.

It has been claimed that Spurs are very keen to land the 19-year-old as they look to solve their right wing-back issues in yet another transfer window.

Newcastle have also been linked as they look for cover and competition for Kieran Trippier at right-back to bolster their squad in the push for Champions League football.

Now, the Daily Mail report that the Ligue 1 club are expecting offers, with Chelsea another club showing interest in the defender.

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Lyon expecting bids for Tottenham target Gusto

Foot Mercato report that Juventus ‘have fallen under the spell’ of Gusto so there could be quite the race for the teenager this month.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been credited with interest, but a move to the Premier League may beckon, and the Nou Camp club’s financial issues are well-known.

From a Spurs perspective, you would have to ask whether a 19-year-old is what Antonio Conte really wants in this problem position this month.

He clearly does not trust Djed Spence, and has a preference for ready-made, experienced players who can come in and make an instant impact.

Last year, Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig deemed Gusto a ‘complete full-back’ and likened him to Kyle Walker.

Meanwhile, Get French Football News made a comparison between Gusto and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

‘Tall and rangy with the swagger and technique of a number 10, Gusto often gives the impression of a right-sided midfielder being asked to fill in. In fact, that’s not far from the truth.

‘Having started out as an attacking midfielder, Gusto was enlisted as an emergency full-back at OL’s academy with the age category above suffering from injuries.

‘After a good performance, he’s stayed put. Gusto’s description of himself as an “offensive, hard-hitting, powerful, fast, technical player” is accurate.

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