While Tottenham Hotspur have been busy upgrading their options in midfield so far this summer, they are also in need of additions to other areas of the squad.
With Fernando Llorente’s contract with having already expired and no news to date on his future, the Lilywhites are currently without a back up for star striker Harry Kane.
While both Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura have shown that they carry enough of a goal threat to play upfront, neither of them are natural number nines.
One striker that Spurs have been linked with recently is young Chilean forward Ivan Morales.
The 19-year-old plays for Chilean club Colo-Colo and is very highly rated in his country, having already been capped for the senior national team.
La Cuarta claimed that representatives from Tottenham flew out to Chile last week to discuss potentially signing Morales, but weren’t ready to meet the forward’s £4.5 million release clause.
Now the teenager has spoken to CDF about the speculation surrounding his future.
When asked by the publication if he was aware of Tottenham’s interest, Morales said: “Yes, that is handled by other people, I focus on what I have to do here.
“If I have to play here, I’ll be happy, because that’s what I want, but that’s handled by other people.”
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Tottenham will have a hard time finding a quality striker as no player will want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane the whole season. So, Spurs’ best bet is to sign an up and coming young striker who is willing to learn from the England captain.
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