Tottenham in hunt to sign title-winning defender, summer exit sanctioned - report
Tottenham are in the hunt to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that Manchester United and Chelsea are also monitoring Kurzawa, 25, with PSG willing to sanction a summer sale in order to comply with Financial Fair Play.
It is understood that Mauricio Pochettino has his eye on a number of left-back options with Danny Rose likely to attract attention in the summer and is also keeping close tabs on United’s Luke Shaw and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.
Spurs already have a relationship with PSG having signed Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura from them in the last 12 months, so that could put them to the front of the queue in the race to sign Kurzawa, who has made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 title winners this season and scored five goals.
Football Insider verdict
Kurzawa is a decent enough player but it would entirely depend on the fee to see whether or not the France international would make a good signing in North London. It seems more likely that Rose will be leaving the club in the summer so Pochettino will have to go out and get a new left-back. Kurzawa is great going forward but may struggle to fulfill his defensive duties against some of the tougher sides. That’s where Ben Davies should come in because he is perhaps better at that. It would be a good option for Spurs to have but there’s a chance that PSG will want big bucks.
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