Tottenham missing out on Ademola Lookman should tempt Spurs to monitor Charlton starlet Tariqe Fosu

Cy Goddard of Spurs breaks away from Tariqe Fosu of Reading during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Reading U21 and Tottenham Hotspur U21 at Adams Park on March 3, 2016 in...

Tottenham Hotspur wanted Ademola Lookman before he went to Everton, so perhaps another Charlton Athletic youngster should be catching their eye.

Alexander Laukart of Twente challenges Ademola Lookman of Everton during a preseason friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at Sportpark de Stockakker on July 19, 2017 in De Lutte,...

A recent report from the Daily Mirror suggested that Tottenham remain keen on Ademola Lookman nine months after he decided to ignore Spurs' interest and join Everton from Charlton for £11 million.

Given Lookman's potential, it would hardly be a surprise if Tottenham had to offer significantly more than the eight-figure amount that saw him swap The Valley for Goodison Park in January if they want to complete a deal, which may perhaps leave the side frustrated that they did not manage to land him while he was with the Addicks.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenha Hotspur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

So perhaps Lookman's situation should tempt Tottenham to keep a keen eye on one of the players currently making a major impact for the forward's old club. 

Tariqe Fosu has made a brilliant start to life with the League One side since arriving in the summer, and gave a fantastic indication of the quality he may possess in Charlton's win away at Fleetwood at the weekend.

Cy Goddard of Spurs breaks away from Tariqe Fosu of Reading during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Reading U21 and Tottenham Hotspur U21 at Adams Park on March 3, 2016 in...Tariqe Fosu, playing for Reading's under-21s against Tottenham in 2016

The 21-year-old - who had scored twice this season going into the game - scored the perfect hat-trick to inspire Karl Robinson's men to a 3-1 victory, demonstrating plenty of versatility with each strike.

After a close-range header, his second and third goals showed that he boasts plenty of ability and skill, managing to create openings for himself whether he was marked tightly or when he was running at the defence from deep. Of course, the fact that he scored with both feet should also be encouraging.

It is too soon to suggest that the winger is definitely going to be one for the future, but perhaps Tottenham should keep a keen eye on Charlton's fortunes in the hope that Fosu's recent form is a sign of things to come.

And with the Addicks boasting several prospects who look destined to play at a higher level, Spurs may find others who look like they could follow in Lookman's footsteps and play in the top flight in the future.

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