Report: Premier League outfit agree £25m deal for 6-goal forward; Tottenham were willing to match transfer demands
Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed to a transfer fee for Tottenham-linked forward Nicolas Gonzalez.
According to The Guardian, the Seagulls have agreed to pay an initial £25m for the Argentina international.
Graham Potter’s side failed in their attempts to sign the Suttgart forward last summer.
Spurs have been linked with a transfer for the centre-forward. A report a few days ago claimed that the club were willing to meet the Bundesliga outfit’s demands for the 23-year-old.
The Lilywhites could be looking for two strikers this summer.
There have been question marks over the future of Harry Kane, who is looking to leave this summer. Meanwhile, Carlos Vinicius has returned to Benfica after Spurs rejected the chance to sign him on a permanent deal.
TBR View: Gonzalez would’ve been an astute transfer for Tottenham amid Brighton news
Tottenham’s search for an attacker has brought them to the South American.
And on the face of it, Gonzalez could’ve been an astute transfer acquisition for Tottenham amid the Brighton report.
The forward possesses a fantastic goal-to-game ratio in the German top-flight. In 10 games as a centre-forward, Gonzalez has scored six goals and registered three assists.
After the struggles of Vinicius last season, the club need to sign a suitable back-up to Kane.
The Brazilian struggled to make his mark for the Lilywhites, scoring just once in the Premier League.
And his towering stature meant he was far from ideal for Spurs’ quick and incisive style of play.
However, at five foot nine, Gonzalez possesses the stature and pace to link well with the likes of Heung-Min Son.
It’s a shame Brighton are closing in on a move for the striker. His profile and incisiveness in front of goal would’ve been a great addition to the Tottenham team.