Report: European club are ‘calm’ about Tottenham’s interest in forward

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The print edition of Portuguese daily Correio da Manha (as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could face plenty of competition in their pursuit of Porto forward Luis Diaz this summer.

Diaz was in stellar form for the Primeira Liga giants last season Diaz, registering 11 goals and six assists in all competitions.

The 24-year-old followed that up with outstanding performances in the Copa America, netting four goals in five matches as Colombia finished in third place after losing to Argentina on penalties in the semi-final.

Antena 2 reported a few days ago that Tottenham had been tracking the forward even before his move to European football in 2019 and that the North London club could make an offer for the player this summer.

Correio da Manha have now backed up the claim, revealing that Spurs do have ‘an eye’ on Diaz.

However, it is stated that the Lilywhites could face competition from the likes of AS Roma and AC Milan for the forward.

The report asserts that, despite the interest in Diaz from clubs around Europe, Porto are calm about the situation since the player has an €80m (£68.3m) release clause.

Spurs Web Opinion 

There is always a risk associated with bringing in players from Portugal. As we saw with Carlos Vinicius, success in the Primeira Liga, especially for attacking players, does not necessarily translate to English football. 

Having said that, we will likely be in the market for at least one wide-forward this summer as Bale looks unlikely to return and at least one of Lamela, Bergwijn and Lucas will likely be sold.

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