Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a whole host of strikers during the summer transfer window before eventually securing a loan deal for Carlos Vinicius just before the deadline.

One of the names that Spurs were linked with was young Ajax striker, Danilo Pereira da Silva. It was unclear whether Spurs were looking at the 21-year-old as one for the future or as someone who was immediately ready to serve as an understudy to Harry Kane.

CalcioNapoli24 reported back in July that Spurs could complete a €4-6 million deal for the striker, who had made only one Eredivisie appearance at the time.

However, a move to North London did not materialise for the young striker, who instead ended up moving to Twente on a season-long loan.

Tottenham may regret not snapping up Danilo when they could have as the striker has made a blistering start to the season, taking the Eredivisie by storm.

The Brazilian is currently sitting at the top of the goal scoring charts in Holland, with eight goals and four assists from his first eight league games.

Ajax’s sporting director, Marc Overmars has admitted that Danilo’s value has gone up considerably compared to the summer.

He told Ajax Life: ”Of course, Twente is happy with a good player and we will soon decide whether we will bring Danilo back. His value will increase enormously anyway, which is very good.”

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