Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to raid Paris Saint-Germain for a third time in Mauricio Pochettino’s era as manager for left-back Layvin Kurzawa – but face competition from Manchester United.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim Spurs are set to rival Manchester United and indeed Atletico Madrid for the France international this summer.
Kurzawa, 26, has dropped down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel. Spaniard Juan Bernat is currently preferred as a left wing-back, with Tuchel using a three-man defence.
His contract at PSG only lasts until the summer of 2020, meaning PSG have only two windows to sell him before losing him on a free. They have offered the left-sided defender a new deal, as per the report.
But with interest from two of the Premier League’s biggest sides and Atletico Madrid, he looks likely to leave. Pochettino played for PSG, and has bought Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier from the French champions in recent windows.
Spurs reportedly wanted Kurzawa last summer, with French outlet RMC Sport claiming PSG told chairman Daniel Levy to pay £22million. Now, he could be bought for even cheaper.
The north Londoners have lacked something on the left side of defence this season. Ben Davies is certainly a top defender, but he has to be at his best to match Spurs’ quality.
Danny Rose, has been in and out of the side, but is far from his best form. Pochettino may decide to shake things up this summer with the club set to finally relocate.
If they are to consider a new left-back, Kurzawa is perfect for Pochettino’s style. Quick, confident and able to whip and excellent ball into the box, the ex-Monaco star would be ideal for Spurs. They have to beat United.