Spurs could sign Zlatan-like goal machine at bargain price next year, Levy must pounce - TBR View
While Spurs haven’t managed to bring in a new centre-forward this summer, there’s one striker who could well be available next year.
This player has already had an offer from Tottenham – which his club rejecter – and his contract expires next summer.
The player in question is Sardar Azmoun, who has done incredibly well for Zenit St Petersburg and for the Iran national team in recent years.
This season alone, he has six goals and one assist from seven competitive club games.
And since moving to Zenit in 2019, he has registered an amazing 58 goals and 20 assists from just 90 matches.
Azmoun has also done superbly for his country – 34 goals from 52 caps, and appearances at the World Cup and Asian Cup.
He admitted he had received offers, but Zenit turned them all down.
Interestingly, Azmoun seemed to hint that he could run his contract down and leave next summer.
“I have a contract,” he said. “Even if I wanted to leave, Zenit can prevent me, and there is nothing I can do.
“I had offers from Tottenham, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Roma but they rejected them.
“If I leave, it will be this (coming) summer as a free agent.”
Can Spurs land the “Iranian Zlatan”?
Should Azmoun intend to run his contract down, Spurs have two options going into next year.
They can either try again for him in January for a bargain fee, or try to snap him up on a free transfer in the summer.
The “Iranian Zlatan“, as some have dubbed him, has an incredible scoring record, is heading into his peak years, and if he doesn’t pen a new contract, won’t break the bank.
Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici must pounce for Azmoun because there will be a lot of competition for him.