Tottenham tussling with London rival for new, 23-goal striker target
Tottenham have added Besiktas striker Cyle Larin to their list of attacking targets, but face competition from a London rival, according to reports.
There are genuine fears that Harry Kane might want to leave Tottenham this summer. In addition, the future of Carlos Vinicius after his loan from Benfica remains unclear. Therefore, they could need to sign additional attacking options to help their next manager get off to a strong start.
One of the options they could consider, according to 90min, is Larin.
The Canadian attacker has enjoyed a prolific campaign with 23 goals in all competitions for Besiktas. It has been his best ever return for a single season.
Larin could now earn a move to the Premier League, where his talents are apparently appreciated by Tottenham and West Ham.
Spurs see him as a potential replacement for Vinicius and admire his ability to play as a centre-forward or out wide.
The Hammers, meanwhile, are looking for cheaper alternatives after being priced out of a deal for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham. Therefore, they have sent scouts to observe Larin in action.
With just a year left on his contract, Larin could be eager to explore his options. Besiktas want him to stay with a new contract but the Premier League may prove too tempting.
It is not yet clear how much he might cost.
Larin was also recently linked with Everton, while 90min also speak of interest from Germany and France.
Kane linked with shock Chelsea move
Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly the new frontrunners to sign Kane this summer.
Kane has been the subject of plenty of transfer speculation after admitting he’ll review his future this summer. The pointed comments he has made about wanting to win trophies have given an indication of his mindset.
Missing out on the top four, which currently looks likely, will be another blow for Spurs in keeping their star man happy.
Football Insider claims it is Chelsea who are now leading the race for the England captain
The Champions League finalists are in the market for an A-grade striker this summer to replace Timo Werner. The German has struggled struggled since a £47.5m move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
With Kane eager to leave Spurs, Football Insider, citing an unnamed source, claims Tuchel can land the striker. They state the Blues are ready to make the controversial move for Kane if they are given encouragement he’d move across London.
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