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Report: Tottenham to rival PSG for young Algerian talent

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Report: Tottenham to rival PSG for young Algerian talent

Youcef Atal is widely viewed as an emerging young talent.

Tottenham are still monitoring the availability of Nice defender Youcef Atal, according to a report by French news outlet Le Foot.

The 23-year-old has featured 13 times in Ligue 1 during 2019/20, registering one goal and two assists.

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Tottenham see a right-back as a necessary requirement for the summer.

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Although vastly improved under Jose Mourinho, Serge Aurier is usually erratic beyond belief.

Atal arrived in France from Dutch outfit KV Kortrijk in 2018 and scored seven goals during 44 appearances under ex-Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira.

A knee injury has curtailed his progress this season but he should be fit in time for the summer transfer window.

 

Tottenham might have to move quickly to land him as French giants PSG are still in the market to sign Atal too.

Jose Mourinho will have a real job on his hands in the summer as he tries to make his own mark on the squad.

Although a backup striker for Harry Kane will be required, defenders will also be on his shortlist of targets.

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At 23, Atal has the potential to improve and he is arguably a safer pair of hands for the right-hand side of defence than Aurier.

Tottenham are unlikely to return to the Champions League next season and signing the top players might be out of the question.

Atal looks like one for the future. As a result, if they can beat PSG to his signature, he could prove a shrewd signing.

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