According to a report from 90min, Tottenham Hotspur, and by extension Daniel Levy, are eyeing a potential summer swoop for electric Hatayspor forward Aaron Boupendza – with the Turkish side allegedly ‘prepared to do business’ as they are well aware of the interest from numerous sides.
Boupendza, who has scored an impressive 18 goals in 26 Turkish Super Lig appearances this season, becoming a crucial player for Hatayspor, is now being eyed by Tottenham as a plethora of British sides take note in the striker’s exploits.
Tottenham eyeing Boupendza
Leicester, West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Wolves and Southampton are all keeping tabs on his situation abroad, with Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers also keen on a move.
Spurs are among the clubs monitoring Boupendza and it is said by 90min that Hatayspor are ‘prepared to do business’ with any interested party if they meet his £8.5 million asking price.
90min also state that his ‘priority’ is to move to the Premier League and follow in the footsteps of Gabon international teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – with the Arsenal star even speaking to Tottenham’s north London rivals about Boupendza.
Time will tell who will land the 24-year-old talent, but Levy and Spurs are taking a firm interest in the race for his potential summer signing.
Given Carlos Vinicius has a fairly huge €45m (£40.38m) purchase option in his loan-to-buy deal from Benfica, the Hatayspor star could represent a cheaper option to back up option to Harry Kane.
An £8.5m price tag is more befitting of a player who will spend most of his time watching on from the sidelines, so perhaps he is the perfect alternative to Vinicius.
In other news: Tottenham are first in line for this ace, find out more here.
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