Habib Diallo is thought to be hoping interest from Tottenham results in a concrete offer from the club this summer, according to Bein Sports, as per GFFN.
The 25-year-old Metz player was subject of interest a few months back and is expected to leave France during the transfer window.
Diallo fired 12 goals last season, registering three assists for his side too. His influence at Metz has been recognised with the responsibility of vice-captain.
A departure does look inevitable though and Tottenham are certainly in the market to sign a striker before the season commences.
Harry Kane is the only senior striker on the books and following his injury last season, Tottenham struggled for consistency.
It’s now thought that Diallo has his heart set on a move to North London and Jose Mourinho must weigh up whether to pounce.
Tottenham made an offer for the player in January when Mourinho was trying to replace the injured Kane.
A deal didn’t come to fruition then but Diallo is hopeful that the Premier League club’s interest might be revived this time around.
The man with four Senegal caps has been largely prolific throughout his career. In 149 appearances he has scored 64 goals in the top two tiers of French football.
If Tottenham are wanting Diallo, it will cost them £12.6 million to tempt Metz into a sale.
TBR View – Diallo a risk worth taking for Tottenham
For Spurs, the challenge is finding a player who doesn’t mind acting as a backup for Kane.
That man could be Diallo who is seemingly keen to make the move to Tottenham.
Given the small transfer fee, the Senegalese star seems like a risk worth taking for Mourinho.
He’s at a nice age to improve, probably wouldn’t mind being back up and could provide Spurs with a different option.
Spending a fortune on a player to be nothing more than second fiddle doesn’t seem logical and with that in mind, Diallo could be ideal.