‘It would be a fabulous coup’ – Mills urges Spurs to sign prolific striker

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Dom Le Roy

Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has urged Tottenham to land PSG Star Edinson Cavani this month.

Spurs are said to be on the lookout for a striker to replace the injured Harry Kane with Cavani being one of several strikers linked with a move to the club this month.

The Telegraph report that while Spurs are interested in signing the 32-year-old, his wages could be a possible stumbling block for any possible deal.

The striker is said to be earning a reported £8.5million-a-year after tax at the moment, which would put him out of Spurs’ wage structure.

They suggest that Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are much more likely destinations for the PSG star while Turkish publication Aksam also report that Atletico are now the favourites to land him.

However, Mills has urged the Lilywhites to nab the Uruguayan international ahead of their rivals as he feels Cavani would be a perfect fit for Mourinho’s set up.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said, “Mourinho has always loved a strong, powerful, centre-forward of that ilk, you know what you’re going to get from Cavani.

“He’s got pace, power and goals in him. He’s almost the typical Mourinho forward, even if it’s only for the short-term, a year, 18 months, two years.

“If Tottenham could pull that off, it would be a fabulous coup.”

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Cavani with his experience and ability to lead the line will be a perfect fit for us. It was an encouraging sign that Mourinho didn’t flat out reject the links with the 32-year-old. However, with so many clubs reportedly interested in him, his wage demands might prove too much for Spurs.

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