Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the chance to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG, per The Independent.
The report states that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign two forwards this month as the club seeks cover for the injured Harry Kane.
Indeed, Mourinho has recently let slip that the England captain could well be out until the beginning of next season and, as such, Spurs are said to be exploring the potential of bringing in reinforcements up front.
Along with the likes of AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke and ex-Spurs forward Fernando Llorente, Cavani is said to have been mooted as a potential acquisition.
The Independent does claim, however, that his wages are likely to be too high for Spurs to be able to complete a deal this month.
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This would be a deal straight from the Mourinho playbook.
He has earned a reputation for bringing in seasoned winners to his previous clubs and Cavani is just that.
He is a five-time Ligue 1 winner with PSG, a four-time French Cup winner, a one-time Italian Cup winner with Napoli and a previous Copa America champion with Uruguay.
This is a player with a remarkable pedigree and he would be able to slot straight in ahead of Kane, while later being able to effectively supplement his threat when he returns to full fitness.
If he can score at a similar rate to the last two seasons, he could well pay for himself, particularly if he is able to help the club qualify for the Champions League.
Fernando Llorente, of course, did exactly the same thing during his spell at the club.
Signed from Swansea City in 2017 – a Spurs buy not usually befitting their attempt to sign youthful prospects – he was integral when it came to the club’s run to the Champions League final, scoring the winner in the second leg of the quarter-final against Manchester City.
He was also vital to the win over Ajax in Amsterdam, coming off the bench to turn the tide of the game; it has worked before, it can work again.