By Derek Smithson
Tottenham are one of the clubs that are keeping tabs on Caen youngster Yann Karamoh, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Spurs, Arsenal, Fiorentina and Inter Milan are all keen on the 19-year-old attacker from Ligue 1.
It is understood that French club Caen value Karamoh at just under £9million and they are yet to receive any offers that have exceeded £3.8million.
Spurs are continuing to be patient in the transfer market and are the only Premier League side yet to make an addition this summer.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been eyeing Caen’s talented youngster and scouts have been to watch him in action.
Karamoh is a versatile attacker that can play on either wing and also be used in a central striker position.
The Frenchman made 36 appearances last season across all competitions for Caen, scoring five goals and supplying four assists in return.
He managed to help his side narrowly avoid relegation during his breakout season and has represented his country at Under-21 level.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs will have to strengthen their squad if they want to stay competitive next season and could do with some more attacking reinforcements. Harry Kane remains the first choice striker, but there are question marks over his back-up Vincent Janssen. Meanwhile, there is also a shortage of quality in the wide area due to the failed signings of Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. Karamoh has all the credentials to fill a role in the Spurs squad and the 19-year-old would only improve under Pochettino. However, he has only one full season under his belt in Ligue 1 and it’s yet unknown whether he would be good enough to cut it in the Premier League.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are in the running to sign a 24-year-old ace from Paris Saint-Germain.