Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly begun negotiations with SCO Angers to sign Mohamed-Ali Cho in a £16.7 million deal this month.
According to a report by Football Insider, Mohamed-Ali Cho is the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The north Londoners have initiated discussions with SCO Angers to sign the 18-year-old striker in a £16.7 million deal.
Mohamed-Ali Cho spent his formative years in France and England before joining his current club SCO Angers from Everton in January 2020. The teenage prodigy took no time to break into the Ligue 1 club’s first-team setup, making his senior bow as a 16-year-old in August 2020.
Since then, the 18-year-old has made significant progress in his career, establishing himself as a regular feature for SCO Angers. Cho has two goals in 19 appearances across all competitions this season. And while he may not be too prolific, several clubs across Europe, including Tottenham Hotspur, have seen something in him to consider signing him.
The interest from Tottenham stems from the uncertainties surrounding the futures of Bryan Gil and Steven Bergwijn. While Cho might not be a like-for-like replacement for either player, he could form a strike partnership with Harry Kane in a 3-5-2 formation, thereby becoming a key target for Spurs.
Moreover, with Dane Scarlett making slow progress in the first-team setup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the need to sign a striker has been accentuated further. And with Harry Kane continuing to be linked with Manchester City, signing Cho could be a step in the right direction.
The north Londoners have already opened talks to sign the 18-year-old French striker this month in a deal that could cost them £16.7 million. But signing Cho might not necessarily be straightforward for Tottenham as he has also captured the attention of other Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Southampton.
As things stand, though, it looks like Tottenham might be leading the race to sign Cho in a £16.7 million deal. But even if they sign the 18-year-old, Tottenham might need to secure the services of another striker who can hit the ground running, although Spurs should ideally make that move in the summer if Kane departs the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.