Who is Tottenham and Man City target Adil Taoui? Is he worth £4.5m?
According to a report in Sun Football, Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are keeping close tabs on young Toulouse starlet Adil Taoui. Both clubs will battle it out for the signature of the striker. The 17-year-old has been getting rave reviews in France, and now he could make a move to the lucrative English top-flight.
As per the report, the player would cost around £4.5m and he is open to making a move away from the Ligue 1. The Frenchman has been in great form this season, chiefly the reason why big clubs are eyeing up a move for him.
Below we take a look about the forward in detail. Everything you need to know about him:
Scout Report – Adil Taoui
Age – 17
Current Club – Toulouse
Position – Left-winger, Striker
Adil Taoui is a young French starlet who is contracted with Ligue 1 club Toulouse FC, having played for their youth teams in the past years. He is predominantly a left winger, but is more than capable of leading the line and scoring goals for fun.
Being a right footer, the 17-year-old enjoys cutting inside from the left to unleash a shot, concurrently leaving space for the full-backs on the outside to run into.
He has played for the U19s at club level and scored two goals this season so far. He has also chipped in with 3 goals in 8 games for the French U16s.
In terms of the attributes, this youngster possesses some serious pace. He is rapid enough to go past defenders in a flash, thus making him a dangerous exponent during counter-attacks. Taoui has the propensity of dribbling with both feet, hence, he always has an option of going past either side of a defender.
Furthermore, his height (178cm) allows him to be a genuine threat in the air, especially from set-pieces. The Frenchman’s work rate off the ball is still not quite up there but he is only 17 and will learn that part of the game sooner than later. His impact on the ball is something incredible, to say the least.
It is not surprising to see big clubs like Tottenham and Manchester City chase this youngster. He is the future of French football and can light up the Premier League if groomed nicely. Both Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola are fantastic coaches, hence, if Taoui joins one of them, his future will be sorted.