French reports claim Everton and Tottenham both want Angers star Cheikh N'Doye

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Everton and Tottenham have reportedly joined West Brom in the race to sign Angers hero Cheikh N'Doye.

According to the print edition of French newspaper L'Equipe, as quoted by Le10 Sport, Everton and Tottenham have registered an interest in signing Angers star Cheikh N'Doye.

N'Doye, 29, has been one of the surprises of the Ligue 1 season, helping Angers stun French football with some stunning displays.

Angers were promoted to Ligue 1 at the end of last season, and currently sit in sixth place in the table, which is quite a remarkable feat - and N'Doye has been a large reason for their success.

The summer signing from Creteil has smashed eight goals from midfield this season, adding a further two assists and even scoring his first goal for Senegal on the international stage.

A giant, powerful midfielder who can play defensively or as a more attack-minded midfielder, N'Doye's exploits have unsurprisingly been attracting interest, with a host of Premier League clubs believed to be tracking him.

The print edition of L'Equipe reported, as quoted by Le10 Sport, that whilst West Brom are very keen on signing N'Doye, Everton and Tottenham have joined the race for his signature, and could make bids this summer.

It would be a surprise to see Spurs make a move for N'Doye; there is some value to late-blooming players, as we have seen with Jamie Vardy, but N'Doye wouldn't really fit Spurs' transfer policy. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has overseen signings of young players such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Clinton N'Jie, whilst allowing more experienced players like Younes Kaboul, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor to leave White Hart Lane. Factor in that Spurs already have a number of impressive midfielders, and a big move for N'Doye seems unlikely.

However, Everton may be looking for some more physicality in midfield, especially with Gareth Barry turning 35 later this month. N'Doye could bring something that Roberto Martinez doesn't currently have in his midfield, but fans would surely be wary of paying big money for a 29-year-old off the back of one great season in a top league - no matter how impressive he has been.

Would you like to see N'Doye sign for Everton or Spurs this summer?

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