Tottenham Tracking Benfica Striker Rodrigo Moreno

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Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Benfica ace Rodrigo Moreno ahead of a possible move in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old scored 11 goals for the Portuguese side last season and looks a good prospect after prolific stats at Under-21 level for Spain as well.

Spurs have been keen to add another striker to their ranks for some time, after missing out on the likes of David Villa and Leandro Damiao during the summer transfer window, though they did manage to bring in Roberto Soldado for £26m from Valencia.

However, with just Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as backup, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas would ideally like to look to the transfer market for additions upfront in January, with Moreno thought to be one of the players on his list.

The former Porto boss still keeps an eye on Portuguese football, and has sent scouts to watch Moreno play recently, though the former Real Madrid youth player has not always been a regular for Benfica.

Moreno has played in England before, with Benfica loaning him to Bolton Wanderers in the 2010/11 season, though he only managed one goal for the team in 20 appearances.

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