A fee of £8m for French under 17 international M’Baye Niang may have seemed like a lot of money so have Spurs taken that into account and really secured the services of a cheaper striker from South America?
Young Mexican forward Antonio Pedroza claims that a £1m deal has already been agreed between Spurs and his home club Jaguares and he has had this to say on the subject,
“I can announce that my transfer to Tottenham has been arranged.
“I am very happy and satisfied having played for an important team like Jaguares. Now I have the chance to make a dream come true to play in Europe.
“I have spoken with the officials of Jaguares and they have confirmed to me that everything is OK for me to leave and be transferred to Tottenham.”
Pedroza is qualified to play for England and Mexico and he is reported to have previously had trials with Arsenal and Chelsea. He has been likened to Javier Hernandez but then again, so has everyone else who is young, Mexican and plays football.
There is no word from Spurs on this although some of the bigger websites are reporting it as a done deal and his Wikipedia page has been updated if you take that as any form of confirmation.
If you’re already not very excited, there is also a suggestion that he will be instantly loaned out to a championship side – possibly Leicester who were interested in signing him.
Whether this is news or even a hoax, it doesn’t seem to have answered any of Spurs’ striking problems just yet.