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Tottenham need to pay £50m to sign Tariq Lamptey

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Tariq Lamptey in the summer transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are eager to snap up the Brighton & Hove Albion defender.

The youngster signed a contract extension with the Seagulls until 2025 during January.

He was impressive during the first half of the campaign but missed the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Popular football pundit Alan Shearer was so impressed that he hailed the youngster’s performance as ‘outstanding’. 

Why do Spurs need a right-back? 

Serge Aurier is expected to leave the north London club this summer, and he has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Spurs are looking to use the funds from his sale to bid for the England U21 international.

Lamptey’s price tag 

Brighton are expected to demand £50 million for the highly-rated youngster.

Premier League rivals Arsenal are interested in signing Ben White from Brighton. They have made a £40m bid which has been rejected.

The Daily Mail claim that Brighton value both players at around £50m and will not consider lower bids.

Spurs are set to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their next manager, and Brighton’s asking price will test the club’s commitment to back him.

Lamptey is an exciting young talent, but it seems highly unlikely that Spurs will pay such a high transfer fee of a player who made just 11 appearances last season.

Read: How Everton fans have reacted to reports of Benitez’s potential arrival.