RMC Sport report that Ligue 1 side Strasbourg expect 19-year-old right-sided defender Mohamed Simakan to end up being their big money sale this summer.
After extending his contract until 2023 at the end of last year, it appears that Simakan will likely be leaving Strasbourg in the upcoming window. His versatility, able to play at right-back or centre-back, has made him an interesting young prospect in the eyes of scouts for AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Southampton, who have all watched the Marseille born teen on multiple occasions so far this season.
This winter, AC Milan had opened negotiations to sign the player, talks that ultimately failed – however the Italian side intend to return in the coming weeks with a €15m offer to test Strasbourg’s resolve.
Tottenham have made more significant enquiries that merely checking Simakan out as well.
His agent, Badou Sambague, had the following to say on the player’s situation:
“In this very difficult context, it is not particularly evident to talk about a transfer but it is obvious that there are opportunities that exist for Mohamed. A departure is an option. First we have a season to finish. Then we will catch up with Marc Keller (club president).”
The player has a preference for Germany, where you have Dortmund who are in regular contact with his entourage.
The health situation has slowed talks with various clubs, although some sides are trying to benefit from this situation to lower the purchase price.
RCSA have begun to look into possible replacements, with Lilian Brassier (on loan at Valenciennes from Rennes) someone who is well-liked.