Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria is on Tottenham’s radar as they seek to fill the void left by Harry Kane’s injury this month, according to the Independent.
They report that Spurs were keen on the frontman when he left Roma in 2016 – but lost out to Betis – and have now put him back on their shopping list.
That is apparently because the injury sustained by Kane in the closing stages of Sunday’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United has altered the club’s approach to this transfer window.
22-year-old hitman Sanabria reportedly has a 30 million euro (£26.5m) release clause in his contract and with Tottenham reportedly having £50m to spend this month, that’s very affordable for the north London club.
Sanabria hasn’t had a particularly prolific season, netting five goals as well as collecting two assists, but he is a talented striker, who has plenty of experience for his age and can even play out wide on the left when asked.
That fits in with Mauricio Pochettino’s reported demand that any new striking arrivals are able to play in other positions once Kane returns, as well as offering a clear upgrade on Fernando Llorente, who looked all but set for the exit door until the injury changed the landscape.
Sanabria fits Tottenham’s profile in terms of his age and capacity to grow and Daniel Levy is always on the search for value in his transfer deals – this one fits the bill.