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Tottenham urged to beat Chelsea, Leicester to starlet amid Kane verdict

Tottenham have been told to beat Chelsea and Leicester to the signing of teenage attacker Mohamed-Ali Cho, amid a claim about Harry Kane.

Cho burst onto the scene with French club Angers at the start of the campaign, getting on the scoresheet in Ligue 1 victories over Rennes and Metz. The goals have since dried up for him, but the centre-forward remains a highly rated talent.

Chelsea were the first major club to put their name down for his services. Borussia Dortmund soon came in to rival them and were reportedly close to agreeing a €20million (£17m) deal.

To make the transfer race more intriguing, Tottenham and Leicester are now in the mix to land the France U21 starlet.

According to Football Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke, Spurs are in talks with Angers over his potential move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

This would help to soften the blow somewhat after several failed approaches this month.

Former Spurs star Alan Hutton has now urged Antonio Conte’s side to capture Cho. The pundit also gave his verdict on first-choice striker Harry Kane.

Mohamed-Ali Cho is ideal Spurs signing – Hutton

“This is exactly the type of signing they have to make when looking for a striker,” Hutton said during an interview with Football Insider.

“When you think about it, trying to sign a top striker and telling him he will be second fiddle to Kane – it’s very difficult to get someone in.

“But if you’ve got someone who is only 18 with bags of potential, there’s a big opportunity for him. He can get some minutes but most importantly learn from the likes of Kane and become that top, top player.

“That’s what Tottenham have to aim for. Antonio Conte only plays with the one striker, so there’s no real need to bring two in.”

Mohamed-Ali Cho has previous in England, having spent several years in the Everton academy before leaving for Angers in January 2020.

He gained promotion to the French team’s senior squad that summer and has gone on to feature 42 times, scoring twice.

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