Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a handful of versatile attackers during the summer window but they failed to convert their interest into a transfer, leaving Harry Kane as the club’s sole hope at centre-forward.
After watching both Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente struggle to make an impact in north London it was no surprise that Mauricio Pochettino seemed hellbent on signing an attacking player with the versatility to adapt to a handful of different roles throughout the summer window.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Anthony Martial was highly-documented but unsurprisingly it came to nothing and the hunt for a new attacking player looks set to continue.
It remains to be seen whether Daniel Levy will be willing to finance the acquisition of a new forward player now that Son Heung-min has secured his exemption from compulsory military service, but if he eventually decides that it’s in the club’s best interests he should consider the 9-cap Argentina international Cristian Pavon.
The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising talents in South American football and the fact he was selected for Argentina’s World Cup squad whilst Mauro Icardi was left at home speaks volumes about his enormous potential.
Although he predominantly operates on the right-wing, Pavon is excellent within a central role just behind the striker and his skill-set suggests he could thrive at centre-forward.
Pavon is blessed with the tremendous dribbling ability and flair which is typical of any promising South American attacker, whilst his ability to strike the ball from long range is truly something to behold.
Boca Juniors managed to secure Pavon’s services for just £3.1 million in 2014 when he was 18-years-old, and he hasn’t looked back since joining the Argentinian giants; last season alone Pavon used his killer instinct and vision for a decisive pass to provide 13 assists from 26 appearances for his side in the Primera Division.
With his outstanding record to consider there’s no doubt that Boca Juniors are now in a position to command an extortionate fee for his services and generate a healthy return on their initial investment but, on the evidence of his performances in Argentina, it would be a price well worth paying for Spurs in their hunt for a versatile forward.
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