Report: Paco Alcacer does not fit Tottenham’s profile as a January signing

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will not sign Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer this month as Jose Mourinho prefers to sign a bigger target man, according to Football.London.

It was reported on Monday that Dortmund had offered both Spurs and Manchester United the chance to sign Alcacer on a loan deal for the remainder of the season after they secured the services of Erling Braut Haaland from RB Salzburg (90 min).

Jose Mourinho has admitted that the Lilywhites are looking to sign a striker this month to help fill the void left by the injured Harry Kane (Daily Mail).

The latest report by Football.London reveals that a whole host of strikers have been offered to Tottenham this window.

It is suggested that the Spurs head coach wants to sign a physical target man who can hold the ball up and as a result will not be looking to bring the 5′ 8″ Alcacer to North London (Eurosport).

It is also claimed that Tottenham’s search for a striker is being complicated by the fact that clubs don’t wish to let their best players leave in January.

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This report certainly makes sense as Mourinho has generally always preferred to set his teams up with a physical centre forward. If there is truth to this reprot, that likely rules out the likes of Danny Ings and Moussa Dembele who’ve been linked with. Of the players linked to us, the likes of Piatek, Jose and Cavani all fit the profile being described.

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