Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Morgan Sanson and are looking to beat Chelsea and Arsenal to land the French youngster in the summer.
According to One Football, Morgan Sanson could be due for a big-money move to the big leagues, with several top clubs in pursuit of the Frenchman. The Olympique Marseille midfielder is a target for Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, with La Liga club Sevilla also in the running for Sanson’s signature.
Morgan Sanson arrived at Marseille from Montepellier in the summer of 2017 and was instantly incorporated into the starting lineup by Rudi Garcia. The midfielder had an admirable debut season for the French club, racking up a total of 53 appearances, a testament to his fitness levels.
Sanson also showcased his ability to chip in with goals, ending the campaign on 12 while providing 3 assists as well. Deployed majorly in an attacking midfield role, the 23-year-old’s ability to play any position in midfield through the centre is what seems to have piqued the interest of top clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Sevilla.
Chelsea have two French midfielders in N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko. While the former has been a resounding success at Stamford Bridge, Bakayoko’s maiden season was nothing short of a disaster as he failed to establish himself as a regular in the starting eleven, let alone replace the departed Nemanja Matic, the intention of his arrival.
At Arsenal, Unai Emery is set to oversee a squad overhaul in the summer, an overhaul that is likely to start from the midfield. Jack Wilshere is likely to exit Arsenal on a permanent basis while there is the need for a box-to-box midfielder to add to the squad, which has seen the Gunners reignite their interest in Steven N’Zonzi.
Mauricio Pochettino, on the other hand, is aware that the 2018-19 campaign will likely be Mousa Dembele’s last season with Tottenham, with the midfielder already iterating his desire to not sign an extension. Spurs’ success can largely be contributed to the midfield domination that is headlined by Dembele, his silky movements and ability to thread a pass, all of which needs replacing.
While Sanson is likely to play a bench role at almost all of the aforementioned clubs, Arsenal is the place where he could find game time from the get-go, something that could influence his decision. But, Tottenham’s trump card will be their ability to offer Champions League football to Sanson.
Pochettino isn’t completely sold on the 23-year-old’s viability for Spurs. But, if the Argentine does give his consent, Tottenham will stand in good stead to snatch Sanson away from their London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.