Report: Tottenham told to pay £26m to sign man mountain
Foot Mercato claim – as per the Express – that Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay as much as £26m to sign Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix. The Frenchman appeared on Tottenham’s radar last week after an impressive first season with Wolfsburg. Chelsea are also keen.
Lacroix, 21, put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Wolfsburg last summer after completing a move from French side Sochaux. Still very young, not many could have expected his form over the last 12 months. Clocking up 36 appearances in league and cup, he helped Wolfsburg amass 16 clean sheets.
That has caught the attention of Tottenham. Fabrizio Romano claims on his Here We Go podcast that Lacroix is one of a number of options for Fabio Paratici. Now, they have been told how much it will cost to sign Lacroix. Wolfsburg want £26million – and Tottenham face competition.
Indeed, the report says Chelsea have now thrown their hat into the ring for Lacroix – while Leipzig have always been looking at Lacroix. Leipzig have made a £15.5millon offer which wad rejected, and immediately upped it to £17million. But it is still well below Wolfsburg’s asking price.
Is Lacroix worth £26m as Tottenham and Chelsea do battle?
Firstly, Lacroix has shown enormous potential over the past 12 months. He has a bit of everything, pace thanks to his 6ft 4in frame – which also makes him near unbeatable in the air. But he is a modern defender, excellent on the ball. The Bundesliga website compares him to Rio Ferdinand.
Given he is still 21, he is somewhat of a rookie but if Davinson Sanchez was worth paying north of £40million for – Lacroix is easily worth £26million. Tottenham could certainly do with him more than Chelsea, though the latter could sell Kurt Zouma in the coming weeks and months.
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