According to a report by Corriere della Sera, via Sport Witness, the agent of Lazio forward Joaquin Correa has contacted Tottenham Hotspur over a potential deal – with his client having now ‘decided to leave’ Serie A.
The Lowdown: Tottenham on the hunt for new forward?
As reported, Tottenham’s main priority will be a new centre-half to shore up their backline ahead of 2020/2021, with the club apparently eager to make at least one or two signings in that area.
However, with Carlos Vinicius now returning to Benfica and no permanent deal for him triggered, Spurs have also been touted to search for new attacking options this window.
The Latest: Agent contacts Spurs…
Now, as per Corriere della Sera, Correa’s representative has made contact with both Tottenham and Arsenal over a possible deal as his client searches for a new club.
The Lazio forward is said to have already made up his mind about leaving this summer, communicating ‘clearly’ and ‘conclusively’ to his club over a wish to depart.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito is said to ideally want around €40 million (£34.4m), but in another possible boost for Tottenham, he knows that the Italian club will possibly have to settle for a lesser amount.
The Verdict: To be considered…
Standing at a towering 6 foot 2, the attacking powerhouse has been described as a ‘formidable player‘ by former manager Simone Inaghi.
However, having scored only eight goals whilst assisting three others in 25 Serie A starts over 2020/2021, we believe other mooted attacking targets like Marcus Thuram come as better value for money, as Correa hasn’t yet shown consistent end product.
It is unclear how much Lotito is willing to settle for below his £34.4m wish, but it would have to be considerably less in this financial climate to make this a worthwhile move.
In other news: Tottenham negotiations now underway for this possible signing, find out more here.
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