According to a report from French publication Foot Mercato (as relayed by InsideFutbol), Lyon are ready to make an offer for Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun, who Spurs allegedly tried to sign during the summer.

Azmoun has been one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Russian top-flight over the last couple of years. The striker has once again been on fire at the start of this season, having found the back of the net 7 times in 10 games in the Russian league.

The 26-year-old admitted last month that Spurs made an offer for him over the summer but their bid was turned down by Zenit. 

Russian outlet Championat then reported a couple of weeks ago that Zenit could cash in on the Iranian international in January if he does not sign a new contract. The report suggested that Bayer Leverkusen were leading the race for the centre-forward.

According to Foot Mercato’s latest update, Azmoun has also emerged as a target for Lyon in January. 

It is revealed that the French club are prepared to put in a bid worth €7m (£5.9m) to €8m (£6.7m) for the striker. The report further adds that Peter Bosz’s men are confident that such an offer will be enough to clinch a deal for Azmoun.

Spurs Web Opinion 

We do need a backup for Harry Kane in January and while it is understandable that a big-name striker would not necessarily want to come and play second-fiddle, we should certainly be targeting someone of a higher calibre than Azmoun. 

Perhaps, we should go after a young, up and coming striker who would be happy to learn from the England captain and be content with limited game time for the time being.

Another potential strategy would be to go for a big-name like Vlahovic by promising him that he would be the first choice when Kane is sold next summer.

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