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Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites now want Joaquin Correa

Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites now want Joaquin Correa - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Tottenham Hotspur now want Lazio powerhouse Joaquin Correa with chairman Daniel Levy told to pay €40 million (£34.4m) for his signature.

The Lowdown: Striker search?

As per Sky Sports, the Lilywhites are not expected to take up the £36m loan-to-buy option to sign Carlos Vinicius permanently this summer.

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The Brazilian barely featured in the Premier League for Spurs over 2020/2021, starting just three games and scoring one goal, and he now looks set to return to parent club Benfica when his temporary spell expires on June 30.

As such, Tottenham have been touted to look for new forward additions alongside prioritising the problem position of centre-half.

The Latest: Tottenham now want Correa…

Now, as explained by La Gazzetta, Spurs have joined the race to sign 6 foot 2 Lazio powerhouse Correa in a bid bolster their attacking options.

The Argentine notched 11 goals and assisted six others in 38 appearances throughout all competitions over 20/21 (Transfermarkt), often providing former Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi with a useful outlet up front.

London rivals West Ham United and Arsenal are also said to be interested in a move for the South American, but like Levy, they’ve been told to fork out £34.4m for his services.

As it stands, the trio of interested sides including Spurs aren’t willing to match that price tag – specifically not willing to go over €20m (£17.1m).

The Verdict: Move on…

Given Vinicus’ loan-to-buy option costs in and around the same amount Lazio are demanding for Correa, we believe Levy and new managing director Fabio Paratici should look elsewhere.

Indeed, despite being dubbed a ‘formidable player’ recently by Inzaghi for his contribution (Lazio official website), Tottenham should definitely eye some alternatives.

Any forward signed by Spurs as things stand will be playing second fiddle to star striker Harry Kane throughout the 2021/2022 season and the Lilywhites need an option who represents good value for money.

However, it will be a challenge finding someone with proven quality who is also willing to play a bit-part role.

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