Tottenham have reportedly held meeting with agent of £52m ace likened to Thierry Henry
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly held talks with the agent of France international Randal Kolo Muani.
This is according to Foot Mercato, who claim Spurs are eyeing the Eintracht Frankfurt forward alongside Liverpool.
The French outlet – via Sport Witness – claims Muani has been able to reinvent himself in Germany.
He joined Frankfurt on a free transfer from Nantes last summer.
Muani’s impressive form has led to a spot in the France squad for the 2022 World Cup.
He has ‘undoubtedly convinced’ those who still had doubts about his ability to play at the highest level.
As a result, Europe’s top clubs are ‘keeping a close eye’ on his performances.
And Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are apparently among them.
Indeed, Spurs were said to be ‘already keen’ to sign him in the summer.
However, Tottenham lost out to Frankfurt, who ‘won the bid’ for his services.
That said, Spurs’ apparent interest has not gone away.
‘A meeting took place recently’ in London between one of the player’s representatives and someone at Tottenham.
Spurs won’t be able to sign Muani for cheap, however.
Recent reports in Germany have claimed that Frankfurt won’t entertain any offers below €60m (£52m).
Now, Muani’s new status and the current market could ‘push the price up further’.
Indeed, Frankfurt might even be able to get themselves €80m (£69m) if they play their cards right.
‘Cutting frustrated figures’
If Tottenham were to splash the cash, they’d be signing a player who has been compared to one of the best Premier League strikers of all time.
The Bundesliga website recently compared Muani to Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry.
‘Much like Kolo Muani, legendary France striker Henry started his career by impressing with his pace and trickery out wide before being repurposed as a centre-forward,’ they wrote.
‘Both players also clock in around the 6’2″ mark and cut very similar, rangy figures.
‘Kolo Muani also has a languid dribbling style and immense turn of speed that were hallmarks of Henry’s game – especially at a young age.
‘He bears similar strength on the ball and a cheekiness to his play that will leave Bundesliga defenders both in his wake and cutting frustrated figures.’