Pedro Aldave, agent of young River Plate striker Lucas Alario has confirmed that if Spurs were to make a bid, then the striker would strongly consider a move to White Hart Lane.
The player’s agent was speaking over the weekend about Alario’s future at River Plate, confirming that Italian club Genoa have also shown an interest in the striker as well as Tottenham. Here is what the agent had to say about the player’s future:
“Today Alario is at River. There was only one proposal, from Genoa, and interest of Tottenham. If Tottenham pays the clause, Alario is going.”
The player himself then said that his desire to play his football in Europe, and judging by the comments made by his agent, he would be tempted to make the switch to North London if a bid was tabled by Spurs.
The front man has made a total of 80 senior appearances, and has netted on 23 occasions during that time, and I believe that the striker would need to prove himself a little more before Spurs decide to make a move. However, the Spurs scouts have obviously seen something special in the striker, sparking interest from Mauricio Pochettino.
As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, the goal for this transfer window is to provide more attacking options and backup for current first choice striker Harry Kane, and with Pochettino keen to fulfil this, the signing of Vincent Janssen could well be completed in the near future.
Janssen is a young striker, who like Alario, lacks experience in playing in Europe’s elite leagues, and could struggle to adapt to the pace and the physicality of the Premier League should they complete switches to the Capital.
The addition of new promising strikers would be very healthy for the squad, providing competition for Harry Kane. But let’s face it, does Kane need a competition in order to motivate himself to perform?
Having said that, new strikers would also allow Kane rest before big matches such as the Champions League, allowing him the maximum chance to perform at his peak during these matches.
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