Tottenham should look to hijack Brighton's £25m Darwin Nunez bid
The race to land a partner – or replacement – for Harry Kane at Spurs is firmly on as Fabio Paratici looks to spend even more money this summer.
The Italian has already enjoyed success in the market this year. After arriving to take charge of transfers, it’s fair to say Paratici hasn’t disappointed so far.
Signings like Gollini, Romero, and Gil should all improve the squad depth for the season. And Paratici apparently still wants more, with a plethora of names being linked lately.
The big question for Paratici and Spurs is if they can get someone to either partner Harry Kane, or replace him. Of course, replacing him is harder, even if they do end up with £150m in the bank.
But fellow PL side Brighton could have shown Spurs the way. The Seagulls are in talks with Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, and he’s a player who could tick a number of boxes for Tottenham.
The Daily Mail report Brighton are willing to pay £25m for Nunez. His 14 goals and 12 assists last season have caught the eye, and Graham Potter is keen to bring him to the AMEX.
But surely Spurs could look to step in here? Especially at just £25m for a striker who is only going to get better.
Still just 22, Nunez could be a viable and frankly, cheaper, option than reported target Dusan Vlahovic. Fiorentina want over £50m for the Serbian, and that could prove a tough ask for even Paratici.
Nunez would be perfect at Tottenham. He can play as a nine or a ten, but also in the wide forward areas. Perfect, of course, for Nuno Santo’s system.
Nunez has been linked with England before. Manchester City have looked at him, and while City were doing so, Portuguese football expert Filipe Diaz was full of praise for the forward.
“He’s 20 years of age and has signed for five years but we sense he won’t last long. His abilities go far beyond the Portuguese league.
“I know City are looking at the likes of Haaland and Lukaku, who are playing at the top level already but Darwin Nunez at 20 years old is a player who is very good indeed,” Dias said earlier in the year. (MEN)
So, with Spurs in the market for a new forward and time running out, surely Paratici will at least consider Nunez?
And at £25m, he might just be getting himself a bargain, too.