Tottenham Hotspur plot move for fantastic French forward

By Mark Peters IN General,Ligue 1,Premier League,Transfers - 19:45 Jul 31st 2017

On the face of it, it would appear as if Tottenham are playing a dangerous game by keeping their powder dry in the transfer market, though the reality of the situation is that not too many additions are needed to their talented squad.

One area of potential weakness, however, could be attack, with the North London outfit extremely reliant upon Harry Kane for goals from the centre-forward position.

According to reports in The Sun, Spurs could be looking to address this problem by making a move for Yann Karamoh, though the Caen youngster is also thought to be attracting interest from Inter Milan, Arsenal, Fiorentina, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham.

YANN KARAMOH

Valued at around £9m by his club and with less than 12 months remaining on his current contract, the 19-year-old has the sort of potential that would appeal to Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino has proven adept at developing young players, turning the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kane into household names, and he would feel confident about doing the same with someone who has been compared to Kylian Mbappe:

Yann
Karamoh
versusKylian
Mbappe
FWDPOSITIONFWD
19Y 0MAGE18Y 7M
6FT 0INHEIGHT5FT 10IN
12ST 1LBWEIGHT10ST 1LB
 
FL | CAE | | MCO | FL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
25
STARTS
17
2219
MINS
PLAYED
1501
5
GOALS
14
3
ASSISTS
8
2
OPENING
GOALS
6
2
WINNING
GOALS
8
2
HOME
GOALS
10
3
AWAY
GOALS
4
1
HEADED
GOALS
2
L
1
R
3
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
4
R
8
444
MINS
PER GOAL
107
2
TOTAL
9

Not quite at the level of the AS Monaco superstar just yet, Karamoh only made his Ligue 1 debut at the beginning of last season, going on to register five goals and three assists in the competition.

Extremely comfortable taking players on and blessed with a real turn of pace, the 19-year-old has spent much of his early career on the right wing, though his future surely lies through the middle:

Yann
Karamoh
versusVincent
Janssen
FWDPOSITIONFWD
19Y 0MAGE23Y 1M
6FT 0INHEIGHT5FT 11IN
12ST 1LBWEIGHT12ST 1LB
 
FL | CAE | | TOT | PL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
25
STARTS
7
2219
MINS
PLAYED
832
5
GOALS
2
3
ASSISTS
2
2
OPENING
GOALS
1
2
WINNING
GOALS
2
HOME
GOALS
2
3
AWAY
GOALS
1
HEADED
GOALS
L
1
R
3
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
1
R
1
444
MINS
PER GOAL
416
9
TOTAL
1

Despite giving it his all, Vincent Janssen is never going to compete for a place in Spurs’ first XI, whereas Karamoh could develop into a future star at the Premier League club were he to be brought in as Kane’s understudy.

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