Tottenham’s £28m Attacker Bid To Be Accepted As Poch Kicks-Off Late Spending Spree

By on August 23, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final weeks of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham are linked with Keita Balde Diao…

Tottenham are set to meet Lazio’s £28m asking price for Keita Balde Diao as Mauricio Pochettino looks to kick-off a late spending spree in the transfer market, according to reports in Italy via talkSPORT.

Pochettino has been extremely quiet this summer but he’s gearing-up for a busy final few days as he looks to build a squad capable of competing on all fronts ahead of Tottenham’s return to the Champions League.

Spurs already have a deal in place to sign Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez and it looks like the north Londoners are also looking to add to their attacking options before the end of the month.

That’s because talkSPORT are citing a report from Corriere dello Sport that claims Tottenham will table a £28m bid for Keita in the coming days and the offer will be accepted as it meets Lazio’s asking price.

The 22-year-old forward was a product of Barcelona’s La Masia youth academy before joining Lazio in 2011 and has now established himself in the first team set-up having made his debut in 2013.

Keita enjoyed an excellent campaign last season after scoring 16 goals in just 21 Serie A starts but he’s been trying to force a move away from Lazio this summer with the forward even refusing to train with the first team squad.

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talkSPORT claim that Juventus are the player’s preferred destination but the Serie A champions are unwilling to meet Lazio’s valuation so it looks like Tottenham are now ready to try and lure Keita to England.

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The Senegal international is predominantly a left-sided winger but he’s capable of playing anywhere across the attacking positions so he’d give Poch plenty of options in the final third if he does make a move to North London.

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