Antonio Conte could form a devastating duo at Tottenham by signing RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi and partnering him with Son Heung-min.
According to Sport1, both the Lilywhites and fellow Premier League club Newcastle have made contact with Salzburg over potentially signing the Germany international.
The report added that many of European football’s biggest sides are also interested in luring him away from Austria, so Fabio Paratici’s task has gotten that much harder.
The £18m-rated Adeyemi, who has been praised as “brutal” by Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle, has enjoyed an outstanding start to the current campaign, firing in 14 goals in 21 games in all competitions, including three goals in four Champions League outings.
The 19-year-old’s performances for the Austrian club has already earned senior international honours, and after watching him impress as a substitute during Germany’s victory over Armenia earlier this year, national team boss Hansi Flick said: “He’s already shown at the start of this season that he can be ice cold in front of goal. He did really well today when he came in.”
With Conte seemingly looking to employ a back three at Spurs, having some genuine pace and movement up front will be crucial to the way the north London side attack, and Adeyemi has that in abundance.
As per Sofascore, he completes 2.3 dribbles and takes 2.7 shots on average per match, but rather encouragingly, he has also shown a real creative side to his game, averaging an impressive 1.2 key passes per match in the Austrian Bundesliga.
The combination of pace, finishing and directness could see Adeyemi form a scary partnership alongside Son in Spurs’ attack.