Tottenham would be making a huge statement by beating Arsenal to Lyon's Nabil Fekir

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir (L) vies with  Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Javier Fuego during the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Villarreal CF and...

The Lyon ace is a reported summer transfer target for Arsenal, but Tottenham Hotspur should gatecrash the party.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Mauricio Pochettino has a lot of work to do at Tottenham during the summer transfer window, if he is to build a squad capable of breaking their 10 year wait for a major trophy.

The trouble for Spurs is that their starting XI is so strong, so anyone who they do sign has to be of the absolute utmost quality, which obviously does not come cheap in today's day and age.

One particular area where Pochettino will want to strengthen is his attacking midfield department, in a bid to add more creativity and nouse to his side, and provide stringent competition for Christian Eriksen, with the Lilywhites having become too over reliant on the Dane.

TOPSHOT - Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir shows his shirt as is congratulated by team mates after scoring during the French L1 football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Olympique...

With this in mind, Tottenham should try and gazump their biter rivals Arsenal in the race for Lyon star Nabil Fekir, who is available for around £45 million, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old has been in scintillating form for Lyon this season, chalking up 21 goals and six assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.

Nabil Fekir of Lyon (18) scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19,...

He is lethal when shooting from long range, and possesses a keen eye for a killer pass - two qualities that makes him the ideal addition to the Spurs squad.

Tottenham need that little bit extra if they are to reach the next level, and Fekir would certainly provide them with that.

For just £45 million, Spurs should not hesitate to bring the France international to north London, with the added bonus of upsetting their fiercest rivals in the process.

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