His 12 assists this season alone have caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur.
“Tottenham are ready to compete with Brentford for the signature of Yohan Bakayoko, 20, PSV Eindhoven,” the English outlet TeamTalk reported on Tuesday.
Tottenham were the favorites to win the Premier League at the start of the season. They were unbeaten through the 10th round of the league and led the table ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal.
The crisis came sooner than expected. Spurs recently suffered back-to-back defeats against Chelsea, Wolverhampton, and Aston Villa. Their inability to pick up a single point has seen them drop to fifth place in the standings.
It’s widely expected that the club will be looking to strengthen in order to get back into contention. In particular, the team will likely focus on strengthening the offense.
Aside from Son Heung-min, none of the strikers are fully fit. Dejan Kulusebski has scored just three goals, and his injury has ruled him out until next year.
You’ll also need to prepare for Son Heung-min’s absence at the Asian Cup. With Son Heung-min set to leave the club next January, there is a general consensus that a new striker is essential.
Bakayoko has emerged as a potential signing. According to the report, Tottenham are planning to sign Bakayoko, who they have been monitoring since this summer, in the January transfer window next year.
Bakayoko is well known as a right wing prospect. He came up through the youth ranks of Club Brugge and the PSV age groups before making his first-team debut last year, earning the full support of the club and its fans.
He’s been on a steep rise. Bakayoko has four goals and 12 assists in 23 games across all competitions this season. No other player in the league has more assists than his seven.
Tottenham’s desire to sign Bakayoko is clear. “Brentford have long been keen on Bakayoko, but Tottenham will not give up on their pursuit,” said Team Talk.