Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is understood to want to bring in another striker.
The Telegraph reported recently that the Portuguese wants to add competition and backup for Harry Kane going forwards.
The January transfer window can sometimes be a struggle for clubs to bring in the right player – but a brilliant option might just be staring Spurs in the face.
The agent of Napoli striker Dries Mertens has suggested his client could be on the move next month.
He said (Sky Sports): “If I think about a good opportunity in the market, it would be Mertens from Napoli. He is out of contract [in the summer]. He is an amazing player.
“Every player really wants to play in the Premier League at least once. So I think he would be very happy to play in the Premier League.
“I know him very well tactically and technically and I think he can be a successful player for the Premier League.”
Interestingly, Jose Mourinho was reportedly keen to sign Mertens whilst at Manchester United (The Sun).
TBR’s view – Mertens would be a brilliant addition
Mertens would be a superb pickup by Spurs on a cut-price fee or a free transfer.
He may be 32, but Mertens still has great quality – last term, he bagged 19 goals in 47 games and in 2019/20 he already has eight to his name.
In total he has 117 goals for the club in 300 appearances, as well as 69 assists.
His agent has effectively invited English sides to make an approach and Spurs – no strangers to signing Belgian players down the years – should seriously consider a move to give them something extra in attack.