Reporter Jacques Talbot has now made a Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving in-demand Benfica forward Darwin Nunez.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye striker move?
Spurs boss Antonio Conte seemingly has his eye on a plethora of summer targets after guiding the north Londoners to a top-four Premier League place last season.
Their place in Europe for 2022/2023 is now confirmed with plenty of more good news having soon followed, including the signings of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster on Bosman deals and a £150 million equity increase.
Tottenham’s financial windfall will be used to back Conte ahead of his first full season in charge with reports claiming a possible striker addition is certainly on the agenda.
The Latest: Talbot makes Nunez claim…
According to reporter Talblot, the Lilywhites are still well in the mix to sign star Benfica striker Nunez with an update now emerging in the last 48 hours.
Shedding light on the 22-year-old’s situation amid intense interest from England, he explained:
“Been asked about him a lot recently. Was indicated to me his favoured place was Man United. But can see Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Newcastle, West Ham, and even Chelsea depending on Lukaku, all with an interest (though to what extent varies).”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Scoring 34 goals across 41 appearances in all competitions last season, it’s little wonder Nunez has garnered a reputation for being a ‘sensational’ striker over the last few years (James Dodd, Fox Sports).
One big red herring for Tottenham and transfer chief Fabio Paratici will be the price tag, especially considering the competition and how Benfica have their star man protected by a staggering £125 million release clause.
Who should Conte sign next for Tottenham?
In other news: Paratici opens Spurs talks to sign ‘scary’ £183,000-per-week star once worth £130m, find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience