Tottenham are currently keeping tabs on River Plate forward Lucas Alario and will look to bring the 24-year-old to the Lane and decrease their over-dependence on Harry Kane.
The North London outfit have failed to adequately replace Harry Kane when the forward has been injured. Vincent Janssen has failed to impress but Tottenham have managed to get goals from other sources like Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min who have taken turns in leading the attacking line in the last few games.
Until now, no one has been able to sufficiently deputise for the 22-year-old and it’s imperative Tottenham look for a regular goal-scorer in the summer transfer market. Getting a good out and out striker might just be the missing piece to the puzzle which could perhaps inspire Tottenham to the title next season.
The £15.2m rated striker has been really good for River Plate this season with 6 goals in his 15 games for the Argentine club and can help Tottenham in solving their attacking woes if Kane is unavailable. In addition, Mauricio Pochettino might not have much difficulty in pursuing his compatriot to the Lane.
Players signed directly from South America usually don’t hit the ground running and the example of Paulinho stands out in recent seasons. However, there have also been some hits as the likes of Oscar and Gabriel Jesus have performed well. It’s a risk, but considering the talent Alario possesses and will get to see more of the ball in that team, Spurs might regret not signing the lad.
Alario’s agent’s words induce even more speculation about his move to England. His agent Pedro Aldave told Tuttomercatoweb, “Alario is definitely ready for the jump to Europe. He is currently the best prospect of Argentine football, already in the national team. What more?”
“There are many teams interested, every time he takes the field there are observers from around the world. River Plate, however at this time is not willing to sell it, the operation is very difficult.”
Alario has been linked with a move to Tottenham from last few seasons and he is also known to have stirred interest from fellow Premier League team Liverpool.
The difficulty in bringing the player to Tottenham will be River Plate’s reluctance in selling their star. The club wants to do everything to keep their prized asset in the club while his agent’s words signify that a move to Europe is perhaps preferred by the player himself.
Alario will surely not be short of options with Napoli interested as well. Tottenham will have to move fast in the transfer market if they want to acquire the services of this talented striker with several other clubs interested.