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Tottenham Hotspur: Darwin Nunez race heats up

Tottenham Hotspur: Darwin Nunez race heats up -Tottenham Hotspur News

According to a report from Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. 

The lowdown: Huge interest

Already being indexed as one of the major movers in the upcoming summer transfer window by reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old is expected to attract an abundance of interest as a “big name” in the market.

Clubs from across the continent have been linked with the Benfica hotshot and a move away from the Primeira Liga seems inevitable at the end of the season.

Amidst links elsewhere to Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, it certainly seems as if Fabio Paratici wants to sign a striker for Antonio Conte, and now Spurs are named amongst the leading contenders to bring the Uruguay international to the Premier League.

The latest: Lilywhites named

As per the Portuguese source, translated by SW, Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester United are all in the mix to land Nunez.

Serie A title-holders Inter Milan are also cited as being interested in the eight-cap Uruguay star, who recently fired Benfica into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a goal against Ajax.

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It’s claimed that the Eagles will hold out for bids in the region of €60million (£50million) for their prized asset – way short of a €150million (£126million) release clause.

The verdict: Star signing

Albeit an expensive transfer at the mooted figures, few strikers in Europe can boast the scintillating form shown by Nunez this season.

At present, the Uruguayan is firmly in the race for the European Golden Boot with 20 league goals this season.

Tipped to become ‘the best in the world’ by Jorge Jesus, Nunez has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence and Paratici could truly add a superstar in the making to Conte’s squad with this capture.

Valued at £36million and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), signing the dynamic frontman at almost any price to partner with Harry Kane would surely be regarded as a superb piece of business.

In other news: Tottenham sets sights on a highly-rated EFL starlet! Find out more here.

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