Tottenham keen on signing Boubacar Kamara

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara, who will be a free agent in the summer.

According to Fichajes, Tottenham Hotspur are considering making a play to sign French midfielder Boubacar Kamara in the summer transfer window when his contract with Marseille expires.

Kamara is a product of the Marseille youth academy and made his first-team breakthrough in 2017. Having started as a centre-back, the 22-year-old has morphed himself into a defensive midfielder in recent years. He has excelled in the role, becoming one of the best in Ligue 1.

To date, Kamara has made 156 appearances for his boyhood club and has contributed with four goals and five assists in the process. The defensive midfielder’s growth in stature in French football has alerted a host of clubs across Europe who are lining up to sign him on a free transfer in the summer. 

Indeed, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Atletico Madrid are interested in Kamara, while Crystal Palace have also been linked with a move. Tottenham Hotspur have entered the picture to sign the 22-year-old on a Bosman deal at the end of the season. Manager Antonio Conte is believed to be pushing for the signing.

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Tottenham strengthened their midfield unit in the January transfer window by bringing in Rodrigo Bentancur, who has already settled in nicely in the side. Conte also has the likes of Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at his disposal in the middle of the park. But, the manager is seeking a proper No. 6 in his ranks, something that the squad currently lacks. 

It has led to links with Sporting CP mainstay Joao Palhinha, with Kamara also now emerging as a viable target for the north London outfit. But given the competition for his signing, the Lilywhites will not have it straightforward to lure him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium come summer.

Qualification to the UEFA Champions League could hand them an advantage, although the chances of Conte’s side finishing in the top four are looking slim at the moment. Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier League table, six points shy of fourth-placed Arsenal, who also happen to have a game in hand over their north London rivals.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of Tottenham’s interest in Kamara or whether they look at other alternatives to bolster their defensive midfield options in the summer.

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