Report: Tottenham set sights on 'complete' £34m attacker likened to Son Heung-min
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Report: Tottenham set sights on 'complete' £34m attacker likened to Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to bolster their attacking ranks in the January transfer window.

According to football.london‘s Alasdair Gold, Spurs are prioritising an attacker and a right wing-back next month.

And one of the forward players Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on is Martin Terrier of Rennes.

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The 25-year-old is said to be a ‘player of interest’ for Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici.

Terrier has impressed over the course of the season, with 11 goals and four assists from 20 club outings.

Last term, he registered a superb 21 goals and four assists from 37 appearances in Ligue 1.

However, football.london reckons Tottenham will struggle to land Terrier in the January window.

They note how the third-placed French club ‘turned down some big money offers for the attacker last summer’.

Previous reports have suggested that Rennes want around £31million for Terrier.

Can Spurs get their own Thierry Henry?

Aside from his impressive goalscoring tally, Terrier is a very versatile attacker.

The £19,000-a-week ace has done well on the left of the front three this year, but he is also capable of playing in the middle and on the right.

On Twitter, fans have previously compared Terrier to the likes of Son Heung-min, Robin van PersieDimitar Berbatov and Robert Pires.

European football writer Tim Williams recently compared the 25-year-old to Thierry Henry.

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“He’s a very quick, left-sided right-footed attacking player whose trademark is coming in off the left flank and whipping shots in, a la Thierry Henry,” he told the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast.

Indeed, Henry has also backed Terrier for a France call-up, the Premier League legend insisting he really likes the player.

Meanwhile, former Rennes teammate Gaetan Laborde thinks that Terrier ticks a lot of boxes, saying: “He is a complete player. 

“His number one quality is his passing, his free kicks. He defends, he can play left, right or in the middle of the park.

“He runs a lot, he has a great engine, he’s intelligent, and he’s gifted. That’s a lot of qualities.  It’s rare to have a player like that.”

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