Throughout the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur found themselves linked with a number of potential new recruits, especially in the striking department.
Following an injury to Harry Kane, a host of strikers were reportedly on Tottenham’s radar.
One such player was Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria. The Independent suggested that Tottenham had resurrected previous interest in the Real Betis striker. The report claimed that Spurs had looked at the player when he left AS Roma in 2016. On that occasion, he joined Real Betis. With a release clause set at €30 million (£26 million), Tottenham were said to be keen.
Spurs ended up sticking rather than twisting and decided not to bring in any new faces.
Sanabria, however, still moved on.
The forward joined Genoa. The Italian side had just lost Krzszytof Piatek to AC Milan and needed a new frontman. As reported by MARCA, he joined on an 18-month loan deal with a purchase option of €25 million (£21.1 million).
He has certainly started with a bang. The 22-year-old scored an equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo. It comes after he came off the bench for his debut against Empoli last week and scored again in a 3-1 win.
Sanabria’s two goals in two games is an impressive start. If it were not for Heung-min Son’s return then Spurs fans would likely be cursing their inability to sign the South American.
He should, however, remain on their shortlist for the years to come.