Tottenham Hotspur are said to be on the tail of Crotone striker Simy as they turn their eyes towards striking reinforcements [The Telegraph].
The Lowdown: Tottenham gear up for new era under Nuno
Progressing towards the new campaign, reinforcements will be necessary to give new Lilywhites manager Nuno Esparto Santo a genuine chance at success.
Already making moves from a recruitment perspective, the Portuguese boss has brought in Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Golling alongside Sevilla wide-man Bryan Gil [Transfermarkt].
With a centre-back still not signed, it looks like they are making progress at the other end of the pitch, as they target depth in the centre forward position.
Would Simy be a good option for Spurs?
The Latest: Simy eyed by Spurs
The north Londoners are said to be monitoring 6 foot 6 giant Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, known simply as Simy, due to his exploits in Serie A last term [The Telegraph].
He is believed to potentially be available for a cut-price fee this summer, owing to his current employers’ recent relegation from the Italian top-flight.
Seemingly putting together a shortlist of striker targets, Danny Ings and Dusan Vlahovic are also rumoured to being targeted by the Premier League side [The Telegraph via The Boot Room].
The Verdict: Simy would be an astute signing by Tottenham
Providing a physical threat alongside clinical finishing on the pitch, Simy would be a smart signing for Spurs who could immediately contribute to the first-team fold.
In 2020/21, the Nigeria international was excellent for Crotone, registering 20 goals in 38 Serie A appearances [Transfermarkt], an incredible return for a side struggling in the relegation battle.
He was a constant threat in attack for I Pitagorici, recording an average of 1.7 shots on goal per game across the campaign [WhoScored].
At 29-years-old, he would be a fairly short-term solution to a long-term issue of striking depth at Tottenham, but his traditional target man style would be suited to the physicality of Premier League football.
Indeed, having FIFA 21’s 14th-tallest striker in the world on the bench would offer a notably different option to the all-round brilliance of Harry Kane.
With the beginning of the campaign just around the corner, Spurs could do a lot worse than Simy.
In other news, an ex-Spurs ace has tipped the Lilywhites to sign an England international.
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