Defender target up for grabs

Tottenham have been alerted to the news defender target Samuel Umtiti is considering a move away from Lyon this summer.

Tottenham: Defender target up for grabsTottenham: Defender target up for grabs

The former France under-21 international has spent his entire career to date with Les Gones and he has scored one goal in 30 Ligue 1 appearances for Bruno Genesio’s side this season.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to both England and Spain this summer and he has now admitted that he is considering a switch away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is in the hunt for a new central defender and is said to be leading the chase for Umtiti, who would no doubt jump at the chance of a switch to White Hart Lane.

He said: “It is a question that I ask myself. We have a league that is increasing in competitiveness, despite what some might say, but maybe the players who are abroad are better. Honestly, yes, I am asking myself these questions.”

Just like Tottenham, Lyon will be competing in next season’s Champions League, but Umtiti will be attracted to the chance to play Premier League football week in week out.

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