Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been offered to Tottenham, according to the Telegraph.
Spurs are in need of a new striker following the news Harry Kane will be sidelined until April as he requires surgery on a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
Earlier this week, we relayed conflicting reports concerning Tottenham’s interest in AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek. The Sun initially claimed Spurs have agreed to sign the Poland international, but Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio later suggested there is nothing concrete in place yet.
The Telegraph reports Milan will demand a big fee for a loan or permanent deal, which could see Spurs look elsewhere. Benteke is named among the possible alternatives.
Benteke has mostly struggled for Palace, scoring just one Premier League goal over the last two seasons. But he is arguably no worse than Fernando Llorente, who acted as Kane’s deputy last season and was relatively successful in doing so.
Palace have just signed Cenk Tosun – who scored against Tottenham earlier this season – on loan from Everton, so Benteke will fall further down the pecking order. Ironically he will play more regularly if he joins Spurs because of Kane’s injury.