There’s no logic behind Tottenham’s interest in Gonzalo Higuain

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a shock move for top Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain according to Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera.

What’s the story?

Higuain is widely regarded as one of the finest strikers in world football and the 30-year-old has consistently shown his goal-scoring ability in La Liga and Serie A.

Since moving to Juventus in 2016, the Argentine forward has netted 40 times in the league and ten times in the Champions League, and is valued at £49.5million on Transfermarkt.

But with the arrival of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo to the Old Lady, Higuain is no longer the main man in Turin and he has been linked with a move to Chelsea and now Tottenham Hotspur, according to the report.

Is it likely?

This does seem one of the more unlikely transfer rumours of the summer, with Spurs already possessing one of the world’s best strikers in Harry Kane.

Higuain and Kane have very similar playing styles so it’s hard to see why Spurs would want to shell out the sort of money it would take to bring him to White Hart Lane, and that’s not even taking into account Daniel Levy’s reluctance to spend big.

Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come that Spurs are being linked with such big names but when Higuain’s arrival would hinder the development of Harry Kane then it’s definitely not worth spending the money.