Tottenham are starting to show some serious interest in Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, according to a report in Le Parisien, as quoted by Sport Witness.
Spurs haven’t signed a player since Lucas Moura arrived from PSG in January 2018. This summer looks like being a big one for Mauricio Pochettino and arrivals are expected.
Christian Eriksen is yet to sign a new deal with Spurs and could lead an exodus at the club. According to the reports, Fekir is being lined-up to replace the Dane should he head to Real Madrid.
A £53 million deal was agreed for the 25-year-old to join Liverpool last summer. The Telegraph reported that the deal broke down, however, due to the player failing his medical.
The Lyon captain has made a mockery of the medical this season. He has played 39 games, scoring 12 goals and contributing nine assists.
Last summer Fekir was part of the France squad that won the World Cup and a year on he could finally earn a move to the Premier League.
The France international would make a sound addition to the Spurs squad in the likely event that Eriksen departs.
Fekir possesses all the attributes to become a success in the Premier League and he would have to be seen as a coup for Spurs.
At this stage, nothing has been touted in the way of a transfer fee. Liverpool had agreed to pay £53 million for the attacker last summer and it seems likely that Lyon will demand similar this time around.
If Eriksen leaves it will free up some cash for Spurs and Fekir looks like the most obvious man to replace the Dane.