French League ‘Ligue 1’ may not has that large viewership or popularity like Premier League or La Liga, but it is not like that quality players don’t thrive there. World football has seen the rise the Paris Saint Germain in the recent years as one of the deadliest force. A league where players like Neymar, Cavani, Thauvin, Falcao, Payet perform, its obvious, scouts all over the world would show interest in picking talents from here.
After highly talked transfer rumour of Thomas Lemar to Premier League, this time Tottenham are interested to sign the Nice midfielder, Jean-Michael Seri. This 26-year-old creative midfielder is in the epicenter of many influential transfer talks. A number of Premier League teams including the Spurs are targeting the Ivorian next summer. Though the French side failed to qualify in the Champions League, but it seems scouts never stopped to trace their movements.
According to the report, scout from Wembley were present in the the Europa League tie between Nice and Lokomotiv Moscow. Though Seri failed to taste the victory as his side lost by 3-2, but he did not fail to impress the viewers with his magical foot. As it is reported that he is leaving the French club, a large amount of money is expected to be offered to this Ivory international.
Earlier, France Football reported that an agreement got establishment between Seri and Nice where an amount of €40m was decided to be his release clause.
On the other hand, Tottenham is already loaded with a pack of quality midfielders. It is not that Pochettino needs a midfielder so desperately for now. With a combination of Dele Alli, Eriksen, Dier and Lamela Tottenham can destroy any world class team just with their midfield possession. Thanks to god, Démbele is back to the party. Performances he showed in Champions League and the other Premier League games, Tottenham can really take a breath of ease.
So the ongoing rumour of Seri can only to create a spark of his name as a part of publicity, as he is not gonna be at France after summer. He is undoubtedly one of the brightest future star, but do Spurs really need him? A settled combination is all a team need to shine and Spurs have it at every position.
Tottenham are now fifth position in the Premier League with 52 points, behind Chelsea having 1 point more. After Manchester City at the top with lead of 16 points, four teams stand in between 1 or 2 points gap. So it would be a neck to neck competition and exciting to see who are gonna finish in top four and qualify for the Champions League next season.
They are gonna face Crystal Palace 25th of this month, after which the vital second leg of FA cup is gonna take place, where the first leg ended with draw.
On the other hand, OGC Nice are now ninth position in Ligue 1 with 35 points. They are gonna face Moscow up next in the away leg of Europa League. It will be a tough fight for them, where they are behind by the aggregate of 3-2.