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Report: Tottenham and West Ham to battle for £10m-rated Marseille star

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Report: Tottenham and West Ham to battle for £10m-rated Marseille star

Maxime Lopez is out of contract during the summer of 2021 and could leave at the end of the current campaign.

Tottenham and West Ham have been handed the chance to sign Marseille prodigy Maxime Lopez during the summer transfer window, according to The Express.

The Ligue 1 outfit are willing to sell their prized young asset in order to risk losing him on a free at the end of next season.

It will take £10 million to secure Lopez’s services and Jose Mourinho considers the 22-year-old an exciting prospect for the future (Daily Star).

(Photo; Guillaume Ruoppolo – OM/Olympique de Marseille via Getty Images)

The central midfielder has played 27 games in all competitions for Marseille during 2019/20 and can also operate on the right-wing.

Mourinho, in particular, will want to strengthen his squad during the summer. He has endured rotten luck with injuries since arriving at Tottenham and he will want his squad to be better stocked next season.

West Ham’s attempt to sign Lopez will naturally depend on whether or not they are still in the Premier League.

 

The Hammers are battling fiercely against the drop but it would seem that David Moyes is planning regardless.

Lopez has 13 caps for the France under-21 team and looks set for a bright future.

The report also cites Sevilla as being interested in his services, although it is thought the player prefers to move to the Premier League.

(Photo; Guillaume Ruoppolo; OM/Olympique de Marseille via Getty Images)

Tottenham are blessed with some good central midfielders but it’s fair to say they could do with another.

Harry Winks has been a regular and performer well. Tanguy Ndombele has struggled to adapt to the Premier League, however, and Moussa Sissoko has been preferred on the right.

Oliver Skipp is still learning his trade and Lopez’s arrival could enhance Mourinho’s midfield ranks considerably.

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