According to The Express, Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of clubs interested in signing Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic in this summer’s transfer window.
Mitrovic is widely expected to leave Fulham this summer with the club’s relegation back to the Championship already confirmed after a tough campaign.
According to The Express, Mitrovic has interest from China – Guangzhou Evergrande are prepared to pay Fulham’s £50million asking price – whilst West Ham United, Southampton and Everton all want to sign him.
The same report, though, has claimed that Spurs are also ‘keen’ on bringing the 24-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the 2019-2020 campaign.
Mitrovic was unable to prevent Fulham from dropping back into the Championship, but the forward has scored 10 Premier League goals this season, which is an excellent return when considering the team’s struggles.
And Tottenham must move for the attacker, who would be the perfect back-up to Harry Kane with Fernando Llorente widely expected to move on this summer.
Filling the back-up spot to Kane is tough for Tottenham.
Indeed, it has to be a player of sufficient quality, but one who is prepared to accept that Kane is the number one forward.
Mitrovic could well be that player.
The Serbia international has more than proved himself in the top flight this term and would surely relish the chance to join a Champions League club.
At the age of 24, it is seemingly the perfect time for the striker to make the next step in his career and it would be a huge disappointment to see him move to China at this stage.
Tottenham appear to be preparing to spend big this summer following a couple of quiet transfer windows, but Mitrovic, who is entirely different to what the capital outfit already have in the final third, should be made a priority.