Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has all but ruled out the possibility of Tottenham trying to sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, this summer.
Spurs have struggled this season without a recognised striker to serve as back up to Harry Kane after Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen both departed the club last summer.
Injuries to Kane, as well Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn, saw Tottenham’s attack severely diminished for the past few months.
Signing a striker to serve as a second-choice to the England captain is reportedly one of the additions that Jose Mourinho is said to have prioritised this summer (Football Insider).
TuttoMercatoWeb reported earlier this week that Haaland is one of the players on Tottenham’s radar.
However, Gold cited several reasons why Spurs are unlikely to move for the Norwegian international, including the massive competition they face for his signature.
When asked by a fan during a Q and A whether Spurs could go in for the 19-year-old, Gold said: “Haaland is going to be in massive demand across Europe if he is available this summer.
“Much of those reports come from a speculated £63million release clause which comes into action in the summer – or more likely when this current season does actually end – and it’s apparent why United didn’t push their interest further in January.
“For Dortmund, it would be a big loss after Haaland has spent so little time at the club yet made such a big impact.
“I just can’t see Spurs now going in for a player who will have his pick of the world’s clubs and wages galore on offer, that’s if the release clause exists.
“Mino Raiola doesn’t strike me as the type to allow his players to head to a club that won’t provide the biggest wages.
“Whether Haaland goes or stays will also depend mainly on where the player feels he will play regular first-team football week in, week out.
“With Harry Kane fit, that’s not likely to be at Tottenham. Kane’s own departure is unlikely due to the potential fee involved.
“Nothing about a potential move for Haaland screams Tottenham Hotspur, which is a shame because he’s going to be one of the world’s best.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
The profile of striker we are going for is likely to be completely different to the one the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Barcelona are looking at, as they want to sign someone who can be their main man. We are looking at possible options to serve as a back up to Kane and so it is unlikely that we are going to push those clubs for someone like Haaland.
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