Report: Spurs lead race for £18m striker which agent has previously commented on

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Tottenham are reportedly leading the race for £18m-rated Metz striker Habib Diallo as they look to provide Harry Kane with support ahead of next season.

According to La Semaine, Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his side this summer in defence as well as offering Kane support up top with the England captain playing just about every minute of football for Spurs when fit.

However, it is believed Spurs are leading the race for the 25-year-old Senegal international who has made 26 appearances for the Ligue 1 side this season and scored 12 times (Transfermarkt).

The report coming out of France claims Spurs are among a list of English clubs looking at the striker with Leeds United, Chelsea and Leicester City also reportedly interested.

“Already last January, there was an offer from Tottenham,” Diallo’s agent told APS last month.

“Now he has received an exit offer and, as soon as the European markets open, (his departure) should be settled.”

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I have to admit, I have never seen Diallo play. However, I am all for bringing in a striker to support Harry Kane but it has to be the right one. We have seen before over the years that just because we have two strikers does not mean Kane can have a break as he often has to play because the other striker can’t score to save his life.

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  1. Yet another name in a litany of players linked to Tottenham in this endless and more often than not fruitless and pointless transfer speculation. Worse still a complete unknown whose major selling point (at least to Dan Levy that is) is the fact that he’s cheap rather than proven. This is the reason why we are struggling Levy’s whole ethos is taking Tottenham nowhere as an actual football club.


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