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 Metz striker Habib Diallo, per TeamTalk.
The 24-year-old has been in electric form for the French club this season, scoring eight goals in 13 outings in Ligue 1.
Diallo can play as a striker and on the wing and has hit 44 goals in 97 outings in total for the club, as well as previously scoring 16 in 50 for Stade Brest.
The forward has won two caps for Senegal and has also been scouted by Leicester City, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Watford and Norwich City.
Spurs do need a back-up striker.
They only have Harry Kane as an out-and-out forward but one has to wonder whether Diallo would be their ideal recruit.
He has played the majority of his games in Ligue 2, playing over 100 times in the second-tier, and just 33 times in the top-flight.
Transfermarkt value Diallo at £5.4m and one has to believe that this would be a bargain-basement signing, rather than investment to truly address the lack of alternatives to Kane.
He has, at least, been in exceptional form this term but it looks as though this is a striker going through a purple patch in a league that he is unfamiliar with, against defences who are yet to get to know how to play against him.
A move for Diallo would improve the squad somewhat – merely because there isn’t another striker behind Kane – but this is hardly an exciting acquisition. Spurs, a club that reached last season’s Champions League final, can surely do better.