Tottenham to make a last-ditch attempt to lure Atletico star to North London

Kevin Gameiro

Kevin Gameiro

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in a last-ditch attempt to sign Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro. The 30-year-old was previously linked with a move to join Premier League minnows Swansea City but that deal fell through, thus providing a window of opportunity for us. Gameiro was a £25m target for Swansea City.

It is understood that Mauricio Pochettino is targeting Gameiro to bring about some much-needed diversity in our attack. At present, we have Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente as our central strikers and while the former excels in every single match, the latter has struggled to get things going on most occasions.

Hence, a move for Gameiro could well prove to be beneficial for us. Several reports are suggesting that we might even settle for a loan deal with Atletico in case they do not want to permanently part ways with the experienced forward. Represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, the Frenchman does seem like an exciting prospect and to be honest, we could use some fresh power in our attack.

Ever since Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola made the infamous comment by calling us ‘the Harry Kane team’, it has led to greater speculation that Tottenham are overly dependent on the prolific Englishman. Much as we may not want to admit it, however, there is hardly any denying that there is a certain amount of truth to those claims. In fact, we have been painfully one-dimensional in the final third and if not for Heung-Min Son, Spurs might have suffered even more.

On that account, adding a player of Gameiro’s calibre to our attacking forces could well be a step in the right direction. With Diego Costa up and running at Atletico currently, an exit does seem plausible enough for the French striker. His game time could get limited if he stayed back in the Spanish capital but if he were to join Tottenham albeit temporarily, Gameiro would have better first-team opportunities.

Gameiro’s price tag is not a hefty one but if Daniel Levy’s purse strings are tighter than ever, perhaps a loan deal could work wonders.