Since the start of the season, most of the Toulouse news has been about Jean-Clair Todibo, the 18-year-old centre-back who replaced Issa Diop and is currently out of the team because he has yet to sign his first professional deal, with clubs like Liverpool and Juventus hovering.
However, there’s another young starlet in their ranks who is attracting a lot of attention, and his name is Adil Taoui.
If your memory is good, you might recall a report from Foot Mercato in January 2017 stating Manchester City and Manchester United were both tracking the forward, and now Tottenham have joined the mix.
In fact, the Red Devils aren’t mentioned any longer, meaning it’s only the Cityzens and Spurs who are after him, and they’re ready to make an offer.
Taoui is still waiting for his debut in Toulouse, as Alain Casanova has yet to give him a chance despite impressing in the youth team and at international level (three goals in eight appearances for France’s U16s), meaning both Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino could benefit from his situation.
Foot Mercato claim that Manchester City and Tottenham are ‘planning’ to make some official bids in January, believed to be around €5m.
Contracted to Toulouse until 2021, Taoui could be valued a bit higher than that by the Ligue 1 side, and we’ll have to wait and see what their reaction is.