Tottenham And Everton To Compete For French Youngster

Premier League duo tracking teenage striker.

Tottenham and Everton could go head-to-head for exciting young French striker Lenny Nangis, according to the Daily Star.

The 19-year-old, who can also play to good effect out wide, has been prolific for France at youth international level for many years now, and recently made his breakthrough at club level for Ligue 1 side Caen.

He has spoken of his excitement at representing France in the European Under-19 Championships this summer, and is also aware of the interest from several top clubs at home and abroad.

“I am very happy with my form so far and I am looking forward to the U19 tournament in Lithuania,” he said.

“There are English clubs interested and also top French clubs, but I am very happy at Caen at the moment.

“Everton and Tottenham are top teams who make your head turn – but I need to focus on the upcoming championship.”

Everton are looking to strengthen under new manager Roberto Martinez, who faces a tricky task of replacing David Moyes at Goodison Park. The Spanish coach, formerly of Wigan, has been linked with other forwards such as Arouna Kone, as the Toffees struggled for regular goals upfront in 2012/13.

Tottenham are also in the hunt for several strikers, as they plan to offload both Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe this summer, with the two struggling to find the back of the net consistently this season.

Nangis is an exciting prospect who looks ready for a move, though he would likely be a squad player at both clubs initially.

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