Report: Tottenham consider Ashley Young as alternative to Yannick Bolasie

Tottenham are reportedly switching their attention to Manchester United's Ashley Young.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Manchester United's Ashley Young as an alternative to Yannick Bolasie.

Spurs have signed three players so far this summer in Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Tripper and Kevin Wimmer, with Mauricio Pochettino prioritising his defensive options early in the summer transfer window.

Now, the Spurs boss needs to turn his attention to his attacking firepower, with a winger needed following inconsistent displays from Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela last term.

The Mirror report that Tottenham are looking to sign Crystal Palace wide man Yannick Bolasie after the DR Congo international enjoyed a superb season for the Eagles, but with Alan Pardew's men looking for a fee in the region of £25m, Spurs are now ready to look elsehwere to find a new winger.

The report adds that Tottenham are now considering a move for Manchester United's Ashley Young, who could fall down the Red Devils' pecking order after the arrival of fellow winger Memphis Depay.

Young, 30, would allegedly have to take a pay cut in order to join Spurs, but with Euro 2016 on the horizon, Young may be willing to take a wage drop in order to secure regular first team football - and fight for a possible recall to the England squad.

The former Aston Villa man may not be the star name that Tottenham fans are looking for, but Young looked revitalised under Louis van Gaal last season, ans based on those displays, he could be an asset for Spurs.

Of course, that depends on whether Tottenham make a bid for Young, given that it seems Bolasie is a higher priority right now, according to the report.

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