FC Basel striker Arthur Cabral, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has admitted he is open to leaving the Swiss club and is a big fan of English football.

Cabral has been a revelation since leaving Palmeiras to join Basel in the summer of 2019 and has established himself as the premier marksman in Swiss football. 

The 23-year-old is currently having his most prolific season since his move to St Jakob-Park, having found the back of the net 14 times in 18 league matches so far and an additional five times in the Europa Conference League group stage (Transfermarkt).

TEAMtalk reported three months ago that Spurs were one of several Premier League clubs who were watching the Brazilian’s progress.

The report revealed that the Lilywhites were facing competition for the striker from the likes of Arsenal, Leeds, Everton, West Ham, Brighton and Southampton.

Cabral has now admitted that he dreams of playing in one of Europe’s top leagues.

When asked about the speculation over his future, he told Blick: “I don’t know if I’ll stay with FCB. A transfer depends on innumerable factors.

“Of course, I hear the rumours. My teammates ask me about them in the dressing room. I don’t know (whether I will stay or go). 

“Every move involves risks. It’s always a new country, a new language, a new climate. But I am not afraid of it. 

“My dream is the Premier League. I am a big fan of English football. But that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t move to Spain or Italy as well.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Spurs will likely be looking at a striker of a higher calibre than Cabral to serve as Kane’s backup/strike partner. While I do not believe that someone like Vlahvoic would be a realistic target, I am hopeful that we would be able to get a player like Gianluca Scamacca or Patrik Schick. 

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