Spanish football star reveals how close he was to joining Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur have been on the lookout for a decent Harry Kane back-up for a number of years now, without ever really finding their man.

Roberto Soldado was unable to cut the mustard in North London, with Vincent Jassen falling similarly flat at White Hart Lane.

Although Fernando Llorente was somewhat of a cult hero last season, especially in the Champions League, he still wasn’t quite what Spurs needed in the long run.

Troy Parrott, the young Irishman in Tottenham’s academy, has seemingly put his name in the hat for the role after an impressive pre-season.

However, the 17-year-old may not have been needed if Tottenham had pulled off another signing last summer.

Ex-Newcastle and now-Leicester forward, Ayoze Perez, has revealed that he actually held talks with Spurs over a potential move, but it never quite materialised.

Perez bagged 13 goals last season for the Magpies, taking the 26-year-old’s career total to 76 goals in 281 games (Wikipedia).

Perez said (The Athletic): “If I am honest, there was an opportunity to leave after we were relegated to the Championship, but it didn’t happen.

“I had the chance when Spurs were interested. We were talking a little bit if they were going to sign me.

“But in the end, it didn’t happen and I started the season with Newcastle.

“I felt I had to take Newcastle back to where they belong, so I stayed.

“It was a tough year in the Championship, to be honest, but we made it straight away back to the Premier League, where they belong.

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