Everton and Spurs keen on 24-yr-old they have been tracking since 2018/19 – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are thought to be keen on signing the Lille defender Zeki Celik this summer.
According to L’Equipe, the 24-year-old defender has been on the two English clubs’ radar since the 2018/19 season.
Apparently, Italian outfit Roma are keeping tabs on the player’s situation at the French club as well. Lille could sell a few of their key players this summer and Celik could be on the chopping block.
It will be interesting to see if Spurs or the Toffees come forward with a concrete offer for the Lille defender in the coming weeks.
SL View: Celik would sort out a major weakness for both teams
Both clubs could definitely use a quality right back and Celik has been quite impressive for the French outfit in their title-winning campaign.
Everton need to find a quality long term replacement for Seamus Coleman and Tottenham need to find upgrades on the likes of Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty.
The 24-year-old defender has contributed to six goals in the French League this season and he has the potential to succeed in the Premier League as well.
Celik is still only 24 and he’s likely to improve with game time and experience. If the two Premier League clubs can agree on a reasonable fee for him in the summer, it could prove to be a superb long term investment.
A move to the Premier League would be an exciting new challenge for the player as well.