Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for Roma’s Antonio Sanabria, with Mauricio Pochettino looking to bolster his side.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the 20-year-old is high on Pochettino’s shortlist and the north Londoners are willing to part with £11.5m to bring him to White Hart Lane.
Adding a striker to the squad is vital for Spurs, with Harry Kane and Clinton Njie the only natural senior frontmen that can currently be called upon, and they’ll need more depth if they are going to win the title in 2016/17, with this priced at 8/1.
This led to Kane only missing three games across all competitions in 2015/16 and this of course creates a danger of him burning out.
Indeed, he failed to find the net for England at Euro 2016, with many pundits speculating that fatigue is leading to his poor form.
Bringing in someone to help alleviate the pressure would be beneficial for Kane as well as Spurs and Sanabria would be more than capable of fulfilling that role.
The Paraguayan forward spent the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Sporting Gijon in La Liga and helped the Spanish outfit steer clear of relegation.
His 11 goals in 29 league appearances contributed massively to the Rojiblancos securing survival and finishing 17th, with Sanabria finishing the season as their top marksman.
Furthermore, despite being so young, the 20-year-old boasts a fairly substantial amount of experience, having learnt his trade in both Italy and Spain. Additionally, he has already been capped on multiple occasions by his national side.
Thus, it would not be too much of a risk putting the youngster into the team when Kane needed a rest or was unavailable, while Pochettino would still be able to mould the striker into the kind of player he wants.
A large degree of Spurs’ success last term was built upon getting the best out of prodigious talent and crafting them into Premier League stars, with Dele Alli and indeed Kane probably the best examples of this.
Therefore, Sanabria looks like he would fit in at White Hart Lane, while bringing him to the club would also address the lack of depth Tottenham have up front.