Tottenham plot January move for £15m striker

Tottenham are planning a January move for Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Spanish striker is reportedly available for a buy-out-clause of £15million, as Maurico Pochettino steps up his search for a new front man.

The Argentine coach is yet to be convinced by Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, who have fired just one Premier League goal between them so far this term.

21-year-old Alcacer is one of the most highly rated young forwards in Spain, having scored four goals in four La Liga games this season, as well as winning his first senior international cap.

And with his buy-out-clause in place, Tottenham see him as the most affordable option once the January transfer window opens.

His arrival could well see Roberto Soldado move in the opposite direction.

The Spaniard has scored just six Premier League goals since his £26million arrival from Valencia in the summer of 2013 – of which four have been penalties.

He has since been linked with a return to Spain, whilst it remains to be seen whether Valenica would be willing to do a deal that would involve re-signing the 29-year-old striker in part exchange.