Report: Tottenham among a host of Premier League clubs eyeing 24-year-old striker

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Tottenham Hotspur are one of a host of Premier League sides eyeing a potential summer move for Hatayspor striker Aaron Boupendza, according to 90 min.

Boupendza failed to hit the expected heights for Bordeaux after signing for the club as a youngster and after three different loan spells where he failed to impress, the striker was sold by the Ligue 1 club to Turkish side Hatayspor last summer.

The 24-year-old has exploded into life in his first season in Turkish football, sitting at the top of the league’s goalscoring chart with 18 goals in 26 Super Lig appearances.

90 min report that Boupendza’s form has captured the attention of a number of English clubs including Spurs.

However, the North Londoners could face plenty of competition for the Gabonese international with the likes of Leicester, West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Wolves all said to be monitoring his development while Southampton have regularly sent scouts to Turkey to keep an eye on the striker.

The report suggests that Hatayspor are aware of the amount of interest in Boupendza and would be willing to sell him for a fee of around £8.5m.

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I can see why Premier League clubs might want to take a gamble on Boupendza since he seems to have the physical attributes to potential thrive in English football. However, the 24-year-old would be an extremely underwhelming signing for Spurs given that he is unproven outside Turkey. If we are serious about ambitions of competing for major honours next season, we need to replace Vinicius with someone like Danny Ings, who is guaranteed to deliver 15-20 goals.

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