A new signing by Bournemouth has revealed that he turned down an approach from Spurs to sign for the Cherries.

Striker Lys Mousset signed from Le Havre over the weekend, having scored 14 goals in 34 games for the French second division club.

The 20-year old spoke to L’Equipe about his decision to join Bournemouth, revealing an offer from White Hart Lane.

“I had a fair amount of offers, from Torino, CSKA Moscow, Tottenham and Sevilla but I felt Bournemouth was the right club.

“They were the club that were rising in terms of strength and wanted to progress.

“I think that I will adapt quickly. At Bournemouth, there is a desire for me to progress.

“I have been told that they are going to make me work. It is a project that I liked. I felt a lot of confidence and respect for me and my family.”

The move for Mousset by Spurs is interesting because it seems to reveal a desire by the club to sign two forwards this summer. With Tottenham seeming likely to complete a deal to buy Vincent Janssen within the next few days, the purchase of another young front-man to add real depth to the squad and promise for the future, looks to be on the agenda.

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  1. I’ve never heard of this player but he seems a very smart boy, he knows that he wouldn’t have had a looking at Spurs first team. Where as at Bournemouth, he will probably have plenty of opportunities of first team action. Good luck to him.

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