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Spurs are reportedly in pursuit of a striker to bolster the team’s attack.

And with Fabio Paratici on board, it’s little surprise to see Tottenham linked with Serie A forwards.

Though to be precise, one player reportedly on Spurs’ radar is set to ply his trade in Serie B this coming season.

That is, unless Tottenham get their hands on him – and considering he scored 20 goals in Serie A last term, he’s certainly a good shout.

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The player in question is Crotone’s Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, also known as Simy.

According to The Telegraph, Paratici has his eyes on Simy as well as Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.

And while the report suggests the Crotone ace is second-choice, Spurs fans should nonetheless be excited about links with him.

Spurs reportedly after history-making goal machine

Simy has been a cut above for Crotone, scoring 20 goals and registering three assists in 38 Serie A games last season.

As per 90Min, he also has made history with his goals, becoming the highest-scoring Nigerian in the history of the Italian top flight.

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Simy has bagged 30 goals in Serie A, meaning he has taken the crown from former Inter Milan star Obafemi Martins on 28.

Despite his incredible goal tally, the 29-year-old couldn’t help the Calabrians remain in the top flight.

Simy’s £18,000-a-week contract runs out next summer which, combined with Crotone’s relegation, means they’re likely to cash in on him.

And chances are he wouldn’t cost much either – as a ballpark figure, Transfermarkt values him at £7.2million.

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Standing a mighty 6ft 6in, Simy is a dominant presence on the pitch and a top targetman and finisher.

However, he also does his bit to set up his teammates – Whoscored lists layoffs, flick-ons and short passes as his strengths.

And obviously, breaking the 20-goal barrier for a side that ended up being relegated is no mean feat.

Paratici could well land a bargain who boasts quality, experience, height and physical presence if the reports are true.

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