According to a report by Bild journalist Christian Falk on Twitter, Spurs have made an approach to sign Bayer Leverkusen striking star Lucas Alario despite agreeing a loan move for Carlos Vinicius – but chairman Daniel Levy’s request was swiftly knocked back.
Alario, who scored seven goals and assisted three others in 24 Bundesliga appearances last season for the German club, was recently at the centre of an enquiry from Spurs according to Falk – but Levy may have to come back with another proposal if he wishes to land him alongside Vinicius.
Should Spurs sign Alario alongside Vinicius?
Yes, get it done Levy
No, a centre-back is needed
Indeed, Leverkusen allegedly rejected the Tottenham chairman’s advances, with the £12.15 million valued star looking hard to reach as Vinicius soon travels to north London for a medical, as per Duncan Castles.
The seven-cap Argentina international, who has also bagged three goals in that time for his country, could be seen as another potential bargain addition given his meagre market valuation.
However, as Spurs edge closer to confirming the signing of Vinicius, Alario may well be seen as a lesser priority – with the swoop for a capable defensive ace now taking centre stage.
Tottenham have been monitoring Alario for some time according to a past update from the Independent, who claimed that ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen on bringing him to north London back in 2017.
A move for the 27-year-old could have to be placed on the back burner for now though, with Levy reportedly wishing to add a star defender before deadline day on October 5.
Milan Skriniar or Antonio Rudiger, as it stands, are more likely to become Tottenham’s seventh summer signing – potentially putting the cherry on top of a stellar window for the club.
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