However, as recently reported by the Italian news outlet, the Lilywhites will have to race Wolves as well as Al-Hilal and Al-Shabab Riyad to secure his signature.
Costa could be the ideal back-up to Kane
With Carlos Vinicius only on a loan deal from Benfica, the North London club may think twice about making his move into a permanent one if they can get Costa on a free transfer instead.
Should Spurs sign Costa?
Previously described as a ‘beast’ by his old Atletico Madrid boss in Diego Simeone, the 32 year-old could certainly provide a decent alternative option to Harry Kane with his physical presence if THFC find themselves chasing the game and therefore are looking to go a bit more direct.
The striker also has the added experience and knowledge of playing in the Premier League before with Chelsea, in where he scored a very impressive 52 goals and made a further 18 assists in 89 games over three consecutive terms at Stamford Bridge (Transfermarkt).
If they can negotiate a satisfactory wage for the Spanish talisman, then it could be a very good deal for Spurs to land him on a free transfer, and thus reunite him with his old coach in Mourinho.
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