Report: Spurs, Chelsea and Man United are ‘sharks’ in pursuit of 25-goal striker

Jornal de Noticias have described Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea as ‘sharks’ in pursuit of Porto striker Evanilson this summer, but his price may have just gone up (via SportWitness).


Tottenham appear to be on the hunt for a new forward this summer

The report claims that Spurs, Chelsea and Man United had been looking at Evanilson already ahead of the summer transfer window, but his recent debut for Brazil may result in a price hike.

It is said that bids could arrive soon from the three Premier League giants, but Porto are well aware that Evanilson is one of the most valuable assets in their squad at the moment.

The Brazilian striker is heading into Copa America off the back of 25 goals and seven assists in 42 appearances for Porto last season, as well as that recent international debut.

Premier League Trophy Sky Sports Television TV
(Credit: Sky)

Spurs, Chelsea and Man United all like Porto’s Evanilson

Of course, the Copa America brings with it another risk for the Premier League trio. If Evanilson continues his hot goalscoring form into the international tournament, his price is sure to rise again.

Porto are already protected by a €100m release clause this summer, so are free to charge a high fee to part ways with their star striker.

It remains to be seen whether Spurs, Chelsea or Man United will blink first with an early bid for the South American star before the Copa America kicks off in the United States later this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I feel like Tottenham might be careful with signing a star striker from a league outside the big five. Premier League clubs have been burned time and time again like that.

I just think Ange Postecoglou and co might play it safe by going for someone tried and tested like Ivan Toney, where you know he can definitely hack it in the Premier League.

Trying to replace Harry Kane is an impossible task and it was clear to see last season that Heung-min Son is far more comfortable operating on the left.

Richarlison’s injury concerns do hamper the flow of the front three looking to build consistency and a new forward has to be high on the club’s agenda, especially if the Brazilian is the subject of a big-money bid from Saudi Arabia.

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Related Topics
Have something to tell us about this article? Let us know