Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly plotting a bid to sign Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie, though according to The Sun they would have to give up one of their wide players in order to get their man.
The DR Congo star has been in terrific form for the Eagles this season, making the headlines by scoring a wonderful hat-trick during Alan Pardew’s side’s impressive 4-1 victory at Sunderland.
He is very much rated as Palace’s star player at Selhurst Park, but owing to his form summer interest was always likely and Spurs have been accredited as a keen suitor.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to strengthen his squad this summer and build on his impressive fifth-placed debut season which also included a League Cup final appearance.
However, in order to sign the Eagles’ £20 million-rated winger reports in The Sun claim they will have to give up one of their own in return.
“Tottenham are preparing a raid for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie. However, boss Mauricio Pochettino would have to lose one of his wingers if he does land Bolasie,” the report states.
The two names listed as possible makeweights are England international Andros Townsend and £30 million import Erik Lamela, signed from AS Roma two years ago.
Townsend has featured sparingly this season, starting just 10 Premier League fixtures as he struggled to make an impact amid the increased competition for places.
Lamela, on other hand, has had an improved second season at White Hart Lane, scoring two goals and adding a further seven assists in 25 top-flight encounters.
While the Argentine may not have had the desired impact many were predicting, as 23 he still has plenty of time on his side and Pochettino would be wise not to give up on him just yet.
The report goes on to say that Liverpool are also interested in Bolasie, though with his family already settled in North London a potential move to White Hart Lane could be deemed rather more promising.