This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg, per Alfredo Pedulla.
The 19-year-old sensation has been in irresistible form for his club this season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions across just 21 games.
Eight of those goals have come in five Champions League appearances and included a strike against Liverpool and a brace versus Napoli.
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Juventus have already tabled an offer for the teenager, per the report, and are ready to pay him €3m (£2.5m) per season in addition to a transfer fee of around €30m (£25.2m).
Spurs, though, are also said to hold an interest, though they are reevaluating their pursuit following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.
How good is Haaland?
The statistics suggest that he’s fantastic but he has never enjoyed a season like this before.
He scored 12 goals in 25 outings for Molde in the Norwegian league in 2018 but that is the only comparable run of form he has had to the purple patch he is currently enjoying at Salzburg.
As such, the sample size is simply too small for Spurs to dive headfirst into a bidding war and one feels that they should prioritise their own teenagers before buying some more.
Troy Parrott, for example, is just 17 and is clearly highly-rated by the club, as he made his Premier League debut at the weekend against Burnley.
He has scored a hatful of goals at youth level and is the current top scorer in the UEFA Youth League with six strikes.
Before spending a chunk of change on Haaland, Spurs should merely promote Parrott to the senior squad and let him become the back-up that Harry Kane needs in the first-team, given that he is the only out-and-out striker in the squad.
Meanwhile, Spurs fans have reacted to a link with an experienced striker.