Spurs’ head of recruitment sent out to watch the striker in action.
Sevilla star Carlos Bacca is a hot target for Tottenham Hotspur, and Spurs have turned the heat up on the transfer by sending out their new recruitment chief, Paul Mitchell, to watch the striker in Europa League action, according to the Mirror.
Mitchell watched the 28-year-old score against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Europa League, and will have put in a glowing review of the forward.
Tottenham consider the 17 goal Sevilla man as capable of firing the club into a Champions League spot, but will have to part with a sizeable fee. Bacca only signed a new deal five months ago, and the La Liga outfit put an £18m buyout clause into the contract.
However, a major concern for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will not only be the release-clause, but Levy’s desire to sign players who will later order a high future transfer value. With the Colombian international due to turn 29 in September – any chances of this are unlikely.
Following the £26m signing of flop Roberto Soldado from Spanish outfit Valencia, Tottenham won’t want to make the same mistake twice.