Tottenham Hotspur have been on the lookout for a high-quality second-choice striker for a number of years now, with Harry Kane being their firm starter.
The likes of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen failed to make an impact in North London and despite Fernando Llorente’s success last season, age is not on his side.
However, reports suggest that Spurs have now turned down the chance to sign prolific former Premier League striker, Edin Dzeko (Football Insider).
It is said that Tottenham are not comfortable paying around £18m for a 33-year-old striker, despite his record at big clubs.
During his time in England, Dzeko was a fan favourite at Man City, scoring 50 and setting 11 up in 130 games (Premier League).
This becomes even more impressive once you consider the fact that 56 of these appearances came from the bench.
Spurs are looking for a super-sub type striker, and Dzeko certainly fits that mould, but it looks as if this deal will pass them by.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Dzeko would be the perfect signing for Spurs if he was available on a free, but I can see why the club don’t want to make a habit of signing older forwards for big fees. There is no sell-on value, and limited value for money in these deals unless the striker really makes a heavy impact from the bench.
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