Reports claim that Spurs have failed to land one rumoured transfer target, but have been linked with a new name who could fill the same role in the squad.
The Roma striker Antonio Sanabria was supposedly close to a move to Tottenham in recent weeks, with Barcelona also reported to be interested. However, Spanish outlet Sport have now claimed that the Paraguayan will instead join Real Betis.
Betis are managed by the former Tottenham midfielder Gus Poyet and the Uruguayan is said to have persuaded Sanabria to join his club over a series of phone calls.
Spurs might have missed out on Sanabria but they have been linked with another South American forward. The River Plate striker Lucas Alario scored 11 goals in 26 games for the Argentine giants last season and his agent has claimed that Tottenham have shown an interest in his client.
“Today Alario is at River. There was only one proposal, from Genoa, and interest of Tottenham.
“If Tottenham pays the clause, Alario is going.”
Alario is said to have a €15m release clause in his contract. Could he be worth a shot at that price? Watch him in action below and make your verdict.