According to an update from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, an unnamed Premier League club has submitted a failed £10.7 million bid to sign Real Betis striker Loren Moron – and it could well be Tottenham among a handful of other candidates who are looking to bolster their forward line.
Moron, who scored 12 goals in all competitions last season (Transfermarkt), currently has a release clause in his contract going up to £44.8 million – but the La Liga side would be willing to let him leave for less than half that amount due to COVID-19.
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Indeed, as per this report, Betis are willing to listen to offers around the £17.9 million mark, with a host of English top flight clubs having recently been interested in snapping up the 26-year-old.
Sheffield United, Arsenal, Newcastle United and West Ham United all made bids for him last summer, and Spurs have also been closely following his development as the club look to upgrade their attacking options.
Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking for a back-up option to star striker Harry Kane this window, having been linked to Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson (Football Insider), and now Spurs may have lodged interest in Moron as per this Mundo Deportivo claim.
A cheaper option than the England international (The Daily Mail), Moron has also been just as prolific if not more so, and his fair price tag could be an enticing incentive for Levy to make a bid.
The report does not disclose which top flight side tabled an offer, but don’t be surprised if it was Tottenham, especially considering the club’s stance on big-money transfer dealings (The Athletic).
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