We’re not sure where this has come from, since it’s been at least 10 months since we’ve seen the name Cedric Bakambu linked with a move to the Premier League, but Tottenham are allegedly interested in the DR Congo international.
Currently at Beijing Guoan in China, the 27-year-old, who swapped La Liga for the Chinese Super Leaguem has been in great form of late, scoring 16 goals in 20 league appearances, as well as picking up five assists.
These performances, according to L’Est Républicain in France, ‘should allow him to open the doors to the Premier League’, where they claim ‘murmurs’ suggest Tottenham are ‘laying the groundwork’ to bring him back to Europe.
The information, for those wondering, comes as part of an article in which the newspaper looks at how his January transfer and those of a few other players will benefit FC Sochaux thanks to FIFA’s solidarity payments.
It isn’t the craziest idea in the world, seeing as Spurs do need someone other than Fernando Llorente or an injured Vincent Janssen to provide healthy competition and rotation for Harry Kane, but the price could prove a problem.
When the Beijing club originally bought Bakambu, they gave Villarreal £36m, meaning they’ll want at least that, if not more, to part ways with him.
Obviously this is just speculation for the time being, but it’s one we’ll keep an eye on.