They may be without manager but once again in the Football Transfer Tavern it is Tottenham fans who are hearing their club being linked with yet another possible transfer target.
The latest speculation comes from David Kent at Mail Online who indicates to punters in the bar that Spurs are set to reignite their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata when the transfer window re-opens next month.
There has been long-term interest from White Hart Lane in the Madrid forward, and it appears that the recent departure of Andre Villas-Boas has made little difference to potential targets as technical director Franco Baldini seeks to strengthen the side in the New Year.
Our landlord explains that Spurs originally wanted Morata to be included as part of the world-record deal that took Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but the Spanish side rejected their advances as they viewed him as key player for the future.
While Madrid recently confirmed that they would not be sending the Spanish Under-21 international out on-loan, today’s reports apparently suggest that they may be now willing to let the striker leave following the emergence of 20-year-old Jese at the Bernabeu.
Jese, who has impressed for Carlo Ancelotti’s side in his eight appearances this term, is likely to replace Morata in his role at Real which Kent suggests could see the highly-rated striker departing for London.
Despite spending over £100 million during the summer, the Lilywhites have only found the net 15 times as big money signing Roberto Soldado continues to struggle with life in the Premier League. Recruiting the Spanish starlet could well prove to be the answer for whoever Spurs decide to appoint as a replacement for Villas-Boas.
Can Spurs now land Morata in January? Let us know your thoughts below.
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