Tottenham are interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Nikola Kalinic, according to reports in Spain.

The former Blackburn Rovers star joined Atletico last summer but has failed to make an impact in Madrid, scoring just four goals across all competitions so far.

Kalinic has only played 421 minutes of La Liga football this term and could be on the move after just six months at Atletico.

Spanish outlet Marca (via Sport Witness) claims Alvaro Morata’s imminent arrival at Wanda Metropolitano could signal the end of Kalinic’s Atletico career, and clubs from across Europe are keen on the 31-year-old.

Spurs’ interest is thought to be concrete, which is believable given the club’s current striker crisis.

Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli are all sidelined with injuries while Son Heung-min is away at the Asian Cup with South Korea.

Fernando Llorente is available to play but the Spaniard struggled in Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday, scoring an own goal and missing two good chances.

Kalinic would be a better option than Llorente, but the Croatian’s game time would be significantly reduced once Kane and Son return to the picture – would he be willing to sit on the bench at yet another club?




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