Tottenham, Newcastle ponder bid for Standard Liege defender Mangala

Tottenham are being linked with Standard Liege defender Eliaquim Mangala.

Tottenham are being linked with Standard Liege defender Eliaquim Mangala.

The Daily Mailsays Mangala is a defender who has been watched by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp as well as Sunderland, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool, Everton and Bolton Wanderers.

He is a 20-year-old centre-half who started out as a striker and was converted to left-back before establishing himself in the middle.

Being left-sided makes him a rare commodity and that has prompted a lot of interest.

He is a regular in France's Under 21 squad and has been talked of highly after figuring alongside another highly rated French defender Mamadou Sakho.

However, English clubs are not fully convinced that at £6million he would be money well spent.

 
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