Tottenham Hotspur are now reportedly eyeing up a move to try and sign towering striker Umar Sadiq.
The Lowdown: Sadiq on form
Sadiq is a player on form and full of confidence, scoring six goals and making a further three assists in just eight games in La Liga 2 for Almeria so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Should Tottenham sign Sadiq?
He is well on course to beat his very impressive stats from last term in the division, when he scored 20 times and supplied seven assists in 37 matches in total (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Tottenham interest
As per Fichajes, Spurs have now been following Sadiq through a Big Data consulting company, and receiving reports of his performances.
They see the striker as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, but he currently has a release clause of €60m (£51m).
However, Almeria would reportedly be happy to sell him for €30m (£25.5m), thus presenting the North London club with a potential bargain.
The Verdict: Not a replacement
Although Sadiq does play in a lower division, his goal scoring record should certainly not be sniffed at.
With a six-foot-three-inches frame as well, the Nigerian should have little problems in adapting to the physical nature of the Premier League, and would offer Nuno Espirito Santo’s team a threat in both boxes.
If they can get the 24-year-old for £25.5m, it could turn out to be a real bargain in the future, but his inexperience at the highest level would make it a risk to bring him in as a direct replacement for Kane – perhaps he can be the deputy the Lilywhites have been searching for?
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