Spurs scouts 'recommend' French double deal - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a double deal for Jeremy Berthod and Florian Lejeune.

French paper L'Equipe reports that Auxerre have informed left back Berthod that he's free to talk to other clubs over a move away from Ligue 1, whilst 20-year-old centre back Lejeune plays for Ligue 2 Istres and is rated as one of the top young defenders in the country.

The Metro reports that Tottenham Hotspur scouts have recommended the pair to manager Harry Redknapp, who is looking to make additions to his defence this summer.

Spurs released Jonathan Woodgate at the start of the month, and with concerns over club captain Ledley King at White Hart Lane, more players are thought to be required in the position.

Former Lyon star Berthod would provide cover and competition to current left back Benoit Assou-Ekoto, whilst Lejeune would vie for a starting spot alongside William Gallas, Michael Dawson and King at Spurs.


The north Londoners have also been linked with a move for Serdar Tasci, although Lejeune would be a much cheaper option with the youngster thought to be available for around £1 million. Villarreal are also interested.

Redknapp claimed over the weekend that players may have to be sold before new bodies can join the Tottenham Hotspur ranks, but the cheaper options in France may enable Spurs to keep hold of their 'big name' players.

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