Report: Spurs rumoured to have reached out to international striker who is a free agent

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Dom Le Roy

Owing to Harry Kane’s ankle injury which will likely keep him out of action until March and Heung-Min Son’s involvement in the Asia Cup, Tottenham are desperately short of options up front at the moment with Fernando Llorente being the only fit recognised senior striker at the club.

Tottenham have been linked with a number of strikers in the January transfer window including the likes of Sunderland’s Josh Maja, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, and Barcelona’s Malcom.

However, based on recent rumours it appears that Tottenham might be willing to settle for more a short term fix this January. Italian publication Tuttosport claim that Tottenham have contacted out of contract striker Giuseppe Rossi.

The 31-year-old Italian who was once one of the most sought after goal scorers in Europe, is now a free agent. The former Manchester United striker has become a bit of journeyman in recent seasons playing for several different clubs in Italy and Spain due to sustained injury problems.

Rossi is currently training with Manchester United in an effort to get back to fitness. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the front man is looking fit and sharp in training but admitted that the Red Devils aren’t looking to sign him.

If the aforementioned report is to be believed, Tottenham have expressed their interest in bringing Rossi to the club in a pay-as-you-play deal.

While most Spurs fans will undoubtedly be underwhelmed by this signing if it materialises, Rossi might just be a great choice to give Tottenham another option up front for the next two months before the likes of Kane and Son return.

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