Reports out of Brazil have reacted to the news that Tottenham are eyeing Flamengo striker Pedro as a possible replacement for Harry Kane, and it appears the player himself is aware of the interest, but it would take a big bid to bring him to N17.
There is plenty of reasons to be positive as a Tottenham fan right now, with new boss Ange Postecoglou coming into the club and promising attacking, entertaining football.
The club has also acted swiftly and shrewdly in the transfer market this summer to fix problem areas in the squad.
However, one story dominating the headlines around Spurs is the future of Harry Kane. The talismanic striker has just one year left on his current contract and could well leave the club this summer.
Pedro knows Spurs are interested in him
The Brazilian media has begun to cover the speculation linking Flamengo‘s star striker with a move to England.
As it happens, Pedro has heard of the rumours, but the problem is it will take a ‘very high’ offer for Spurs to secure his signature.
According to Globo Esporte, Tottenham have already spoken to Pedro’s agents and alerted them to their interest, but that is far as it has gone so far.
Meanwhile, Gazeta Esportiva claim the player and his current club have not been “officially approached” by Spurs. Sources reveal that Pedro’s release clause is “very high,” believed to be around €60m.
The report from Globo Esporte suggests Tottenham would need to activate that release clause if they are to snap up the striker who scored 26 goals last season for his club (Transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
Pedro is clearly a talented goalscorer, but it would be difficult to justify spending that kind of money on a player who is unproven in Europe, and even more risky to bank on him as the man to replace a player like Harry Kane.
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