An update has emerged on Tottenham Hotspur and their interest in adding to their attacking ranks at the end of the season…
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According to 90min, Spurs are one of a number of clubs interested in snapping up Borussia Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko in the summer.
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The report claims that Newcastle United and Chelsea have both held talks with the player’s agent and that Tottenham, alongside Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United, are monitoring his situation.
SPORT1 journalist Patrick Berger recently claimed that the Magpies have offered the forward a signing-on fee of €30m (£26m) and this indicates that it could be a costly transfer for Fabio Paratici to make, despite the gem’s contract expiring in the summer.
90min have claimed that it is ‘increasingly likely’ that the striker will depart on a free transfer as he has not been able to reach an agreement with Dortmund over an extended deal, as it stands.
Robert Lewandowski 2.0
Antonio Conte could land his own future version of former Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski by bringing Moukoko to England ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
The current Barcelona centre-forward enjoyed a phenomenal spell in Germany during his time at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern as he racked up an astonishing 312 goals and 75 assists in 384 Bundesliga matches, including 103 goals in 187 matches in all competitions for Dortmund.
He scored eight goals and assisted three in 33 matches during his first season in the German top-flight back in the 2010/11 campaign and Moukoko is starting to follow in his footsteps.
The Dortmund attacker has produced six goals and four assists in 14 Bundesliga outings this term, despite only turning 18 in November 2022, and FBref lists Lewandowski as one of the most similar players to the teenager based on their respective statistics over the last 365 days.
Football talent scout Jacek Kulig once hailed the forward as a “natural born” finisher in front of goal and his remarkable 141 goals in 88 appearances for Dortmund at under-17 and 19 level combined suggests that was an accurate comment.
Moukoko’s phenomenal record at youth level and his promising start to life in the German top-flight indicate that he is on the right path to following Lewandowski’s journey from being a Dortmund prodigy to a prolific goalscorer over the course of a number of seasons.
Therefore, Conte could have his own version of the Poland international for many more years to come if Paratici can beat off stiff competition for the teenager’s signature in the coming weeks and months.