Tottenham Hotspur have agreed an £18.1m($27m) deal with Monaco for the transfer of promising forward Anthony Martial in the summer, according to France Football.
The 19-year-old has been heavily scouted by the club and has impressed manager Mauricio Pochettino who is looking to revamp his squad to truly challenge for a top-four spot next season. Martial will ease the pressure on Harry Kane, who has been a revelation this season in the central striker position, adding some much needed pace and trickery on the wings.
The manager reportedly had his heart set on the player following his performance against Arsenal in their 3-1 win at the Emirates which eventually led them to the quarter finals of the Champions League, where they lost by a solitary goal to finalists Juventus.
The French club have qualified for the qualifying stages of the Champions League this season, where they have to play a two legged tie with potential candidates in the form of Manchester United and Valencia.
Tottenham are planning to dispose of the services of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer and need funds to build a Champions league qualifying squad, which have apparently been provided to him by chairman Daniel Levy.
The forward has scored nine goals this season in Ligue One and has been likened to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in view of his recent performances. Should the player live up to his expectations, he will alleviate the void left by the departure of Gareth Bale, who made his way to Real Madrid in 2013.
Tottenham finished the season in fifth spot this season, ahead of Liverpool and Southampton, thus qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League. Pochettino has previously revealed that he is looking to make mass changes to the squad, which need some quality to challenge the top four for a European place next season.