Journalist claims PL attacker is on Spurs’ wishlist but he has over £60m price tag

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Journalist Lyall Thomas has said on Sky Sports live transfer blog (11:54 am, 23/08/22) that Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is on Tottenham’s wishlist this summer. 

Tottenham are expected to be in the market for an attacker if Bryan Gil rejoins Valencia on loan before next Thursday’s transfer deadline (The Athletic).

Spurs have been linked with several attackers over recent days, including Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovsky (TuttoMercatoWeb), Leeds United’s Dan James (Daily Mail), Everton’s Anthony Gordon (Football Insider) and Wolves’ Adama Traore (Football.London).

Thomas claimed that Spurs are reluctant to offer a long-term contract to Malinovskyi while Atlanta are only willing to sell the midfielder permanently.

The journalist also revealed that Harrison is another name on Tottenham’s radar, with the North London club and Newcastle both said to be eyeing moves for the 25-year-old.

However, Thomas added that Leeds are demanding more than £60m to let Harrison leave Elland Road before the transfer window shuts.

The journalist said: “Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi is a player Spurs have looked into signing on loan but the Italian club are only willing to sell him permanently due to there being a year left on his contract.

“This does not appeal to Spurs, who are reluctant to commit transfer fees and long-term contracts to players who are over or approaching 30.

“This is also why they do not appear interested in making a move for the 29-year-old Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace, who also has a year left on his deal and has begun the season superbly.

“Anthony Gordon is a forward who does remain of interest to Tottenham but it remains to be seen whether they will get into a bidding war with Chelsea to the tune of £60m-plus.

“Jack Harrison at Leeds is another one on their summer wish-list but Leeds are thought to value him even higher than £60m, and Newcastle have also been in interested in both players.”

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I do not see Spurs spending anywhere near the aforementioned figure for a player who is likely to be restricted to a bit-part role. Among the names we have linked with over recent days, only Traore and Malinkovskyi appear to be realistic targets since they are likely to be inexpensive.

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