Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly identified central midfield and attack as the two areas that needed reinforcing.
The versatile defensive midfielder currently plays for Guingamp’s B team, who compete in the Championnat de France amateur 2 – the fifth tier of the French football system.
The report claims various Ligue 2 and German clubs are also among those considering a move for the youngster, who scored one goal in his 16 appearances last season.
Spurs’ quest for reinforcements in the heart of midfield has been well publicised, with links to Victor Wanyama and Sebastien Rode emerging recently via the likes of the Daily Mail and Eurosport, respectively.
This latest link is hardly one to get the excitement levels rising, and Spurs fans will be desperate for Daniel Levy and the board to back Mauricio Pochettino by bringing in his first-choice targets, as opposed to back-up options.
Last summer, the Argentine reportedly identified Morgan Schneiderlin and Mateo Musacchio as the two players highest on his wishlist, as reported by the Telegraph, but instead had to make do with Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio – one of whom has left, with the other expected to follow shortly.
The club again find themselves at a crossroads where proper backing could see them in with a top-four shout, but failing to do so could easily result in a slide down the table.
Spurs’ early summer business in bolstering the defence was good, but Toby Alderweireld still represents the only upgrade to the first XI, and while Clinton N’Jie’s arrival is a strong addition – more needs to be done in the next 10 days before the window closes.