Tottenham suffered defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday evening but could still have the last laugh in the transfer market.
Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his side during the January transfer window and an exciting prospect has emerged, with The Mirror stating Spurs are in the fight for PSV Eindhoven ace Hirving Lozano.
The 23-year-old starred for Mexico at the World Cup and has carried that form into the new season, already hitting seven goals for the Eredivisie champions in their perfect start to their title defence.
Landing Lozano, valued at £25m by the Dutch side, may seem difficult as the report states that Barcelona are also in the hunt but the Lilywhites should not be worried about being beaten by Ernesto Valverde’s side.
That is because regulations permit Barcelona to have only three non-EU players registered in their squad and their quota has been taken up by three new signings in 2017; Phillipe Coutinho, Arthur and Malcom.
Coutinho has established himself as an instant success in Catalonia following his transfer from Liverpool in January, while Brazilian pair Malcom and Arthur were only signed in the summer and an exit, therefore, seems unlikely.
Barcelona already made major changes prior to the season by offloading former Spurs midfielder Paulinho and Colombia defender Yerry Mina to make way for their two new additions, so Lozano certainly seems off the cards.