Tottenham add South American striker to transfer radar after coach recommendation

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Tottenham Hotspur are understood to have put Sao Paulo striker Jonathan Calleri on their transfer radar.

According to the Mirror, Spurs are looking to invest in the attacking department of their squad ahead of an almost-inevitable Champions League campaign next season.

Tottenham are currently well placed to make Europe’s premier club competition next season—they sit second in the Premier League, eight points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United after 30 matches—but surely need to add to their striking roster for next term, where Harry Kane appears woefully short of support.

Should the England striker pick up an injury, it remains to be seen how Tottenham would replace his impact up front, with Kane having bagged 19 goals so far this season. Putting this contribution into context, the team’s next-highest scorer is teenage midfielder Dele Alli, who has seven goals in 28 league outings.

The report states that Pochettino has alerted his chairman Daniel Levy to the promise of Calleri, with the Mirror [as above] identifying the 22-year-old as one of Argentina’s brightest young stars.

The forward is currently on loan with Brazilian giants Sao Paulo from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado, having previously played for Boca Juniors.

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