Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Benfica striker Haris Seferovic as Nuno Espirito Santo aims to bolster his forward line.
According to The Mirror, Spurs are keen on the 29-year-old forward after deciding not to turn Carlos Vinicius’ loan spell into a permanent transfer earlier in the summer.
Seferovic has a £50 million buyout clause inserted into his contract, although it’s believed Benfica would be willing to let him depart for somewhere between £20-£25m.
Vinicius failed to impress during his 12-month stay in north London and returned to the Eagles last month, but another star of the Portuguese giants could take his place at Spurs.
Seferovic has enjoyed a four-year spell at the Estadio da Luz, bagging 69 goals and providing 29 assists in 173 appearances, winning one league title along the way.
He caught the eye over the last few weeks with his outstanding performances for Switzerland at Euro 2020, scoring three times in five games as Vladimir Petkovic’s men reached the quarter-finals of the competition.
The powerful forward’s impressive displays clearly attracted the attention of Espirito Santo, and the former Wolves tactician could secure his next Raul Jimenez by bringing Seferovic to the capital club.
Jimenez, who also plied his trade at Benfica, was the perfect striker for Nuno’s system. The likes of Diogo Jota and Adama Traore supplied the Mexican with a constant stream of quality crosses, which he supplied the finishing touch to on many occasions.
Seferovic also relies upon quality service from his teammates to score his goals, and the similarities between the two stars mean a move to Tottenham could see another deadly duo be formed.
With Harry Kane’s future far from secure, signing a new striker is a top priority for Spurs this summer, and they could have found their ideal man.
He may not be the most glamorous or exciting name and is certainly not the long-term solution should Kane depart his boyhood club, but Seferovic is a deadly operator and is more than capable of stepping up when called upon.