Tottenham prepare player-plus-cash deal for Ligue 1 alternative

As it seems the club’s approaches to sign Marseille forward Loic Remy have proven ultimately futile, Tottenham Hotspur will now turn to Lille as they see Moussa Sow as a striking alternative.

Harry Redknapp was on hand to watch the forward earlier in the week as Lille ran out a 2-0 loss against Remy’s Marseille.

Although Remy was undoubtedly the more impressive of the duo as he netted a brace in the victory, Sow can boast impressive credentials of his own having scored over 30 goals in 54 Ligue appearances for the French outfit.

Sow signed for Lille on a free transfer in the summer of 2010 and played a pivotal role in the club’s league winning season of 2010-11.

The forward is currently away on international duty making the deal significantly harder to complete, however that isn’t to say a transfer is impossible.

Harry Redknapp hinted late last month that Spurs would be making a ‘major signing’ in January whom many were thinking would be Loic Remy.

However, the £20m-rated striker stated earlier this week that despite the interest, he would not be leaving Marseille this month and would remain with the club for the remainder of the campaign.

Sow holds the advantage of being the more economical choice for the North London outfit and while Remy’s acquisition would have cost the club £20m, 26 year-old Senegalese poacher is only valued at a reported £12m.

Spurs are reportedly willing to offer out-of-favour defender Sebastien Bassong in exchange for Sow’s signature, reducing his price to around £9m.


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