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Can Borja Iglesias succeed where Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado and Fernando Llorente failed?

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Can Borja Iglesias succeed where Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado and Fernando Llorente failed?

Tottenham have spent years looking for the right alternative to Harry Kane in attack, but Mauricio Pochettino may look to his former club RCD Espanyol to find his latest target in Borja Iglesias.

El Gol Digital claim that the centre-forward is a target for the Lilywhites, who are looking to the 25-year-old to potentially replace Fernando Llorente as the alternative option.

The former Celta Vigo striker has scored six goals in 11 games since joining Espanyol in the summer on a four year contract and it seems unlikely that the Barcelona based club would let him go cheaply.

6th November 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; UEFA Champions League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus PSV Eindhoven; Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur holds his head as his header is saved late in the game (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

If they do so, Iglesias would look to pose a more mobile option than Llorente. More similar in style to Fernando Llorente than fellow compatriot Roberto Soldado, he is more of a physical player than a poacher.

 

Despite that, Iglesias has been scoring goals for fun, averaging at least a goal every other game in each of the past three seasons, each campaign being in a division higher than the previous one.

Pochettino may look to Iglesias as the new option to provide more strength in depth and really allow him to rotate and rest Kane, something which could be crucial come the business end of the season.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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