Italian Serie B outfit Bari are seeking a relatively low £4.4 million transfer fee to sanction the sale of striker Walid Cheddira, according to Calcio Mercato.

The forward made two appearances for Morrocco at the World Cup, coming off the bench in the fixtures against Spain and Portugal but did not manage to find the back of the net (transfermarkt),  the 24-year-old’s form in Italy prior to the tournament was impressive after he registered 14 goals in 15 appearances across all competitions.

Serie B News reported in October that Tottenham were weighing up a January move for Cheddira, who was born in the Italian town of Loreto.  Despite not having hit his mid-twenties as of yet, he has also played for Calcio Lecco 1912, SS Arezzo, Mantova 1911 and ACD Sangiustese.

Bari were said to be not pushing for a sale since they are eyeing a return to the Italian top flight and had originally valued the player at €15 million (£12.9 million).

Walid Cheddira

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SpursWeb Opinion

A £4.4 million move for Cheddira would a low-risk deal and could help to provide some extra cover with Richarlison currently sidelined for around 4-5 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Fixtures are set to come thick and fast over the next few weeks and there is a heavy reliance as usual on Son and Kane to find the back of the net.

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