It’s thought that Soumare would cost Spurs in the region of £30million.
Why Lille’s Soumare is catching the eye
22-year-old Soumare is averaging 1.3 tackles, one interception, 0.9 dribbles, 0.4 key passes and two accurate long balls per 90 minutes in Ligue 1 this season (via WhoScored).
He’s helped Lille edge Paris Saint-Germain in the title race thus far.
Journalist Alasdair Gold said in February that Soumare would ‘fix a problem’ in the Spurs squad in that he’s a ‘top quality defensive midfielder’.
The French Under-21 international would bolster Spurs’ already impressive depth in the middle of the park, slotting in alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks.
Soumare isn’t the only Lille player that Spurs are said to be interested in.
Fan feed TranSPURS relayed the latest Soumare report, and here’s how supporters reacted:
Spurs fans urge club to pursue Soumare interest
“We need to go after Lille this summer. Get soumare and Botman”
“30m would be a bargain”
“If he wins the league, I’d be more than happy.”
“Quality signing if we can get him”
“Now this would be something positive”
“Would be an incredible signing”