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Tottenham fans react as club reportedly eye Argentina wonderkid, £21.3m needed

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly battling Aston Villa and other clubs for River Plate ace Junior Alvarez – and Spurs fans have reacted on Twitter.

Tottenham are keen on signing a new striker in the next couple of transfer windows. Carlos Vinicius left last summer, and was not replaced by Spurs.

Right now, Harry Kane is the only senior option – while youngster Dane Scarlett is the next best striker. Son Heung-min can play up top.

But Spurs need a new striker and CalcioMercato report they are looking at a move to sign Argentina international Alvarez – who is impressing at River.

However, Spurs are not the only club keen on signing the two-time Argentina star – with Villa, Dortmund and Leverkusen also keen on Alvarez.

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The report states that Tottenham would have to spend £21.3million to sign the striker, thanks to his release clause. He has seven goals in 11 games.

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What are Tottenham fans saying about River striker Alvarez?

He is something completely different to what Tottenham already have. Harry Kane is a proper no.9, Son Heung-min is a mercurial left winger.

Lucas Moura’s dribbling ability is second to none. But Alvarez is different to all of those, given his pocket-sized 5ft 6in height, but blistering speed.

That combination of a low centre of gravity and balance, and speed is twinned with goals and assists. He has four assists this season.

For little over £21million, he would be a bargain for Spurs – offering them another dimension. Tottenham fans have responded on Twitter.

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