Tottenham should hijack Watford's reported £20m bid for Maxwel Cornet

(L-R) Maxwel Cornet of Olympique Lyon, Mike Maignan of Lille  during the French League 1  match between Lille v Olympique Lyon at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on December 1, 2018 in Lille France

The Lyon winger is reportedly wanted by Watford, but Tottenham Hotspur should enter the race.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will surely be desperate to bolster his ranks during the transfer window this month, but he will most probably have limited funds available to him with which to do just that.

One particular area where Poch might be looking to strengthen is his forward department, with Lucas Moura currently out injured, and Heung-Min Son set to head away on international duty with South Korea.

With his in mind, Spurs should surely enter the race to sign Lyon ace Maxwel Cornet, with Watford reportedly eyeing up a £20 million bid for the winger.

 

According to the Sun, the Hornets have already entered discussions with Lyon, but Tottenham would attempt to hijack the Hertfordshire outfit's interest in the Ivory Coast international.

The 22-year-old can play on either wing or through the middle, possesses blistering pace, and plays with a certain type of energy and vigour that makes him ideally suited to Pochettino's high-octane setup at Spurs.

Cornet has not been the most prolific of players over the pasty few years, however, chalking up just 33 goals and 13 assists in 150 appearances in all competitions for Lyon, but he has the potential to go on and become a superstar.

Maxwel Cornet of Olympique Lyonnais during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City at Stade de Lyon on November 27, 2018 in Decines, France

Pochettino has demonstrated time and time again that he can get the best out of younger players, and actually help them reach heights they never thought were possible.

The Ivorian is powerfully built, and he seems to have all of the physical attributes required to be a success in the Premier League.

£20 million for a player with the Lyon ace's quality could prove to be a real steal, and Pochettino should not hesitate to bring him to Tottenham this month.

(L-R) Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City, Maxwel Cornet of Olympique Lyonnais during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Olympique Lyonnais and Manchester City at Stade de Lyon...

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