Report: Spurs weighing up offer for highly-rated teenage forward

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Reports in the Portuguese media are suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur are preparing an offer for Benfica’s Joao “Jota” Felipe this summer.

Record claim that Spurs have already made contact on a number of occasions this season for the player who can operate as a left-winger or a central striker.

The 20-year-old made his breakthrough into the Benfica first team this season having come through the youth ranks and impressed for the reserve team.

Jota finished as joint top-scorer with five goals when Portugal won the Under-19s European Championships last summer and was also named in the team of the tournament which made a number of clubs across Europe sit up and take notice.

He is under contract at Benfica until 2022 and has a release clause worth around £25million. (A Bola). However, the Eagles are said to be keen to try and tie him down to a new deal and subsequently increase his release clause (Telegraph).

Tottenham need to try and find some talent who can substantially help Harry Kane with the goalscoring burden, while Heung-min Son certainly helps out on the goal-front, many other players have not scored as many goals as expected.

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