Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse reveals Tottenham have scouted him

Chelsea have also watched the Senegalese striker in action recently.

Oumar Niasse is a name you might not have heard of, but the Senegalese forward is certainly looking like a future star.

The 24-year-old had impressed in Turkish football last season, scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances for the club.

That form saw him make a move to Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer. Since joining The Railwaymen he has been superb for the club. He has scored four goals in 11 games for the club and is looking like a star of the future.

Now the player has revealed that he could have, and might one day want to, play for Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking to Sovsport, as reported by Turkish source Milliyet, he has revealed that both Chelsea and Tottenham had watched him play last season whilst he was plying his trade for Akhisar Belediyespor.

He stated:

"Last season, Chelsea four, and six times Tottenham came to watch me. I guess that explains everything. I know that they are currently watching. I am in constant contact with my agent. For example, you must play really great to be transferred to Tottenham."

He also revealed that he could have joined Galatasaray, if they did not want to sign him on loan and that Dame N'Doye, now at Hull City, convinced him to make the move to the Russian capital:

"They could have taken me. But they offered a loan. N'Doye at Hull City' he is gone but he helped. If you sit on the edge of the opportunity to prove yourself then it becomes harder. But if I play I can proceed further in the Lokomotiv."

Niasse is certainly a talent and it is perhaps no surprise to hear the likes of Chelsea and Spurs were looking at him last season.

For now however he will need to push forward with Lokomotiv and hope for an eventual Premier League move some time in the future.

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