Report: Tottenham now more likely to pursue 'amazing' £50m Englishman than top four rivals
According to a report from the Manchester Evening News today, Tottenham Hotspur are more likely to pursue a move for Brighton defender, Tariq Lamptey, than Manchester United are.
Lamptey is regarded as one of the most exciting young full-backs in European football and has continually impressed with his performances for Brighton under Graham Potter. Interest in Lamptey is nothing new. Indeed, Tottenham were credited with wanting to sign the Seagulls star just a few weeks ago. Arsenal, too, have also shown interest.
However, the MEN have reported today that it is indeed Tottenham who hold ‘concrete’ interest in Lamptey, despite reports that Manchester United seek to sign him. The report claims Spurs’ interest is believed to be more serious than United’s.
Whether Tottenham do make a move for Lamptey, though, remains to be seen. The club are currently trying to sign Adama Traore from Wolves. You would assume that would solve their issues at right wing-back. Nevertheless, it seems Lamptey is admired by those in North London.
A summer move, then, could be more likely for Lamptey and Spurs. Branded ‘amazing’ by Graham Potter because of his performances, it is little wonder the ex-Chelsea man has attracted so much interest.
TBR’s View: No Room For Lamptey And Traore At Tottenham
And that is surely the case here? While Spurs might admire Lamptey, if they’re signing Traore, then surely that puts them out of the running for now.
Of course, Antonio Conte might want pace all over the pitch. In that sense, you can them moving for Lamptey and using Traore even higher up the pitch. That would be some thought for Spurs fans, and would surely give them the quickest right-hand side in football.
Lamptey is a serious talent. And while Brighton are a great club, they know it’s only a matter of time before he moves on to pastures new.