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Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for Ferran Torres

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for Ferran Torres -Premier League News

Tottenham Hotspur are now eyeing a move for Barcelona forward Ferran Torres, according to a new report.

The Lowdown: Tottenham targeting forward

Fabrizio Romano recently told GIVEMESPORT that Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has identified the need for both a centre-back and a forward in the January transfer window, with both of these positional equally likely to be filled.

However, with the recent news that Richarlison has sustained a hamstring injury on World Cup duty with Brazil, a new attacking option is perhaps now more of a pressing concern, with fears that the striker could be out for at least a month.

The Latest: Torres in Conte’s sights

Spurs have now emerged as one of the interested parties in Torres, according to a new update from BILD, with Barcelona looking to cash-in on a player who does not feature regularly in the starting lineup.

The deal would not come cheap, given that the La Liga club spent an initial £46.7m on the 22-year-old December 2021, while it is also pointed out that Spurs may have to do battle with arch-rivals Arsenal for his signature, who are in pole position due to Mikel Arteta’s existing relationship with the player.

The Verdict: Get it done?

The Spaniard does have some prior Premier League experience from his time with Manchester City, but given the amount of attackers available to Pep Guardiola, he never really managed to cement his place in the first 11.

When the £62k-per-week earner was given game time, he normally impressed, registering 13 goals in 36 appearances in the 2020-21 campaign, also weighing in with three assists.

In 196 career games, the Spanish starlet has amassed 38 goals, however it must be noted that he has often been utilised on the wing rather than as an out and out forward, only featuring centrally in nine of his last 50 outings.

Former manager Guardiola has previously described Torres as being ‘clinical‘, and so it is at striker where he would surely flourish for Tottenham, perhaps as the perfect back-up option for Harry Kane to allow Richarlison more game-time on the flanks.

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