As per 90min reporter Graeme Bailey, a transfer update has emerged involving Tottenham Hotspur and red-hot Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
The Lowdown: No back-up for Kane…
Alasdair Gold, a reliable Spurs correspondent for football.london, detailed manager Antonio Conte’s wishes to sign a striking back-up for Harry Kane last month.
They were long-linked with a move for Serie A star Dusan Vlahovic, but following the Serbian’s blockbuster move to Juventus, it appears Fabio Paratici must get back to the drawing board.
Alvaro Morata became a rumoured target for Spurs near the end of January, but now a new name has emerged in Ekitike, with the Lilywhites even sending officials on a recent Sunday mission.
The Latest: Spurs eye Ekitike…
As per 90min, Tottenham officials were spotted in Europe at the weekend as they cast their eye on one of Ligue 1’s most promising strikers.
Ekitike inspired his side’s 5-0 win over Bordeaux, opening the scoring just before half time, with Lilywhites representatives among chiefs sent by a wealth of other top European sides.
The Verdict: Make a move…
The 19-year-old is quickly making a name for himself in France, drawing comparisons with Paris-Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, and Spurs would be foolish not to at least consider a move.
Reims had accepted a bid totalling £33 million from Newcastle for Ekitike on deadline day, but after the talented teenager rejected a move to the North East, it appears Paratici may have been gifted a summer chance to swoop in.
At such a young age, the attacker could certainly be worth keeping an eye on for Spurs at the very least.
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