Reported target Bas Dost can be Fernando Llorente mark II for Tottenham
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Reported target Bas Dost can be Fernando Llorente mark II for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in the possibility of signing Bas Dost.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Spurs are lining up a bid for the £5.5 million-rated Dutchman, who has been with his current club Eintracht Frankfurt since the summer of 2019.

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The star transferred from Sporting CP for a reported €7 million/£6 million (Goal), and managed to score 10 goals in a decent first season with the Bundesliga side.

Spurs, of course, are looking to provide a backup striker for Harry Kane, with the England captain looking somewhat jaded against Everton.

The 27-year-old rarely gets any time to rest, but Jose Mourinho is ready to alleviate some of the burden on his main man.

Tottenham haven’t had another out-and-out striker since the days of Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard was OK during his couple of years in the capital, but only hit 13 goals in 66 outings.

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In reported target Dost, Tottenham would get similar qualities to what they had with Llorente, but also someone more prolific.

TBR’s View – Dost the goalscoring Llorente?

Llorente was always a handful for Spurs, but fans struggled to have confidence in him to score goals regularly.

6ft 5in striker Dost managed 10 goals last term in his first season for Eintracht, but in his final season with Sporting he bagged 23 despite struggling at times with injury.

In total for Sporting he hit 93 in 127, for Wolfsburg he got 48 in 117 and for Heerenveen he managed 52 in 73.

And he’s already off the mark for Eintracht in 2020/21.

Jose Mourinho has always liked to rely on physical players. Dost is certainly that, but he has the eye for goal to boot, perhaps making him everything Llorente ought to have been and someone Spurs could rely on to help Kane.

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