Tottenham have to deal with Harry Kane being out for a while due to an ankle injury picked up and it seems the scouts at the Lane are out and about trying to find the next best striker that can do the job.
While Vincent Janssen has had a difficult first season under Mauricio Pochettino, he might not be the player that can take up the mantle from Harry Kane next season also and SportBild reports that the club are tracking Moussa Marega of Porto.
The Mali international is nicknamed as the Malian Jamie Vardy as he was playing in the lower leagues of France before making the move to Porto. Though the 25-year-old has not made a huge impact at the Portuguese giants, he has been loaned out to another club and has scored 12 goals in 21 games.
Playing for Vitoria Guimaraes this season seems to have worked for the striker and his stock is certainly rising with each game. Another Premier League side, Liverpool, have also sent out scouts to watch the Mali striker as Jurgen Klopp looks to bring in quality to his side.
Marega certainly is an imposing figure and although he might not be the hotshot that Harry Kane is, the 25-year-old can give Tottenham a decent Plan B. Tottenham don’t really have another option up front barring Janssen.
The Mali international’s name has risen to prominence in recent times but this rumour does seem to be a little odd. Tottenham have not been linked with obscure strikers and moving for a player that hasn’t played a lot of games in the biggest leagues of Europe isn’t something that Daniel Levy or Pochettino would move for.
The fee required by Porto is reportedly €40 million and that too is an extremely high figure for a player that has not been tested in English conditions.
With Tottenham moving to a new stadium and the purse strings tightening up a little, you might expect some rather unknown players linked with a move on the cheap but Marega certainly isn’t going to be one.