Report: Tottenham had £27m bid rejected last month

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were linked with several strikers during the January transfer window but in the end, the club failed to add to the squad for the second window running.

It was reported that Spurs were keen on adding a forward after Harry Kane and Dele Alli both picked up injuries in January that ruled them out for several weeks.

However, despite not adding strikers to their squad, Pochettino’s men have managed to continue picking up wins, thanks in particular to Son Heung-Min’s hot streak, with Fernando Llorente also chipping in with a few goals. So in hindsight, not signing a striker in January has proved to be the right call.

It has now emerged that one player who Spurs approached last month was Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

According to a report in TEAMtalk, Tottenham submitted a bid of £27 million for the Serbian in January but the Premier League newcomers rejected the offer.

Mitrovic has been fantastic since moving to Craven Cottage from Newcastle back in January of 2018, and if these reports are true then it is unsurprising that Fulham decided to hold on to him as they are fighting desperately for Premier League survival.

Tottenham could potentially land the 24-year-old on the cheap at the end of the season if the West Londoners go down. However, it could be that the alleged bid for the striker was born out of desperation due to Spurs’ injury crisis.

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