- Barcelona, Arsenal, and Tottenham are reportedly scrambling to land French youngster Issa Diop in the summer
- The Toulouse center-back has been impressive in the French Ligue 1 especially when given the task to mark Neymar
- The 21-year-old is eligible to play for Morocco at the World Cup but wants to break into the French senior side
Barcelona, Arsenal, and Tottenham are all in the race to sign Toulouse defender Issa Diop.
The 21-year-old is currently the hottest prospect going into the summer transfer window, with Barcelona keeping a close eye on Diop’s development.
According to Spanish media Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have monitored Diop a number of times this season as they prepare a potential move for the youngster.
Presently, two north London rivals, Arsenal and Tottenham are also showing a strong interest in the young Frenchman.
Both Arsene Wenger and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino are said to have been impressed with their respective scouting reports and are looking to lure the French prodigy.
Diop has done enough to excite onlooking scouts despite Toulouse difficult campaign in Ligue 1 as they are just one point away from the relegation zone.
The 21-year-old the centre-half has made 77 appearances for Toulouse and has worn the captain’s arm-band for his boyhood club on a number of occasions.
The France Under-21 international was impressive when Toulouse narrowly lost to Ligue 1 defending Champions, Paris St-Germain earlier this month after given unenviable task to stop Neymar.
Diop qualifies to play for Morocco at the World Cup this summer and has been personally contacted by coach Herve Renard.
However, Diop’s dream is to break into the France senior national side after representing his nation at all the youth levels from U-16 to U-21.
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