Report: Spurs’ chief scout travels to watch striker in action

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Tottenham Hotspur have struggled in previous seasons to find a striker to help Harry Kane with the goalscoring burden.

While Heung-min Son has stepped up when needed to score vital goals when Kane has been sidelined through injury, there is still a need for another striker in the ranks after failing to replace Fernando Llorente.

Previous attempts to recruit a forward have failed with both Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen having flopped in their time in North London.

Sky Sports are reporting that Tottenham’s chief scout Steve Hitchen has recently travelled to Brazil to cast his eye over Brazil and Gremio forward Everton Soares.

Hitchin was in attendance to watch Soares in action during the Copa Libertadores semi-final first-leg against Flamengo.

The 23-year-old failed to score in the match which ended up as a 1-1 draw but has managed 12 goals and six assists this season, having notched up 16 goals in all competitions during the previous campaign (WhoScored).

The Brazilian primarily operates on the left flank and played a starring role in Brazil’s Copa America triumph this summer, picking up the tournament’s Golden Boot award with three goals (beIN Sports).

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