Tottenham interested in Ligue 1 midfielder

Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Morgan Sanson from Marseille.

According to L’Equipe, per Talksport, the north Londoners have been observing Sanson for some time now.

Sanson is a versatile midfielder and is being viewed as a replacement for the departing Mousa Dembele.

He is valued at around £18million (€20m) by his current club which is very much affordable for the Lilywhites.

Spurs will be clearly short of manpower in the middle of the pack when Dembele departs.

The north London side will be left with Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama as deep central options and Dele Alli and Cristian Eriksen as more advanced players.

Pochettino is desperate to add to his team having failed to do so last summer. And 24-year-old Sanson could just be the man to kick start a potential hectic winter shopping spree.

Spurs still have their eyes on the Premier League with the faithful hoping some reinforcements will keep that dream alive.

Sanson is versatile with the ability to slot vertically through the midfield, defensively or centrally.

He could also do a decent job in a more advanced role behind the striker. This season, he’s been deployed in a variety of positions but predominantly in the box-to-box role.

There he started 12 times out of his 27 appearances across all competitions. He’s been utterly productive in that role, scoring three times and lacing two for teammates.

With the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen already competing for the spot behind Harry Kane, Sanson will be very much at home see slightly behind.

Since moving to Marseille in 2017, the ex-France youth international scored 16 goals and created a further 14.

Sanson began his playing career at amateur side Bourges before spells at Le Mans and Montpellier.

Whilst Sanson is clearly a player with qualities, fans will be hungry for a midfielder of a higher calibre, especially if the club are looking to close the gap between them and Manchester City and Liverpool.

Would Sanson get in or near either Pep or Klopp’s squads? I seriously doubt it and therein lies the issue with Tottenham and their recruitment policy of late. The same could be said for Nkoudou and Sissoko.

Spurs need to make signings, but they need to ensure they are of a certain calibre and that they are clear improvements on their current options.