This has not been a spectacular first transfer window for Antonio Conte at Tottenham with Fabio Paratici struggling to convince a number of the club’s top targets to join the north London club.
However, with the hours and days now ticking by as we edge ever closer to the deadline, the Lilywhites could still make a few acquisitions.
However, it’s another of their players who they could sign ‘immediately’ according to reports in Spain.
The man in question is Alvaro Morata who is currently enjoying a stint on loan in Turin from Atletico Madrid.
However, another route could be offered out of the Spanish capital for the ex-Chelsea man via Marca. They suggest that ‘Newcastle and Tottenham have been interested in the striker and they can close an operation immediately if Juve opens the door to the striker.’
The addition of Morata would be wise from the perspective that it would finally give Conte a back up to Harry Kane, but it would also be controversial due to his recent history.
After all, this is a forward who is far from prolific in front of goal, becoming notorious for his lack of composure inside the penalty area.
He scored just 12 times in 34 outings for Atletico in 2019/20 and then bagged only 11 goals in 32 matches for Juve last term. Then, as a result of his form at the Euros last summer, Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on his abilities, saying: “He’s got that vulnerable look about him, almost like he needs a cuddle.”
A war of words with Mauricio Pochettino back in 2017 may also not lend himself too well to Spurs fans.
The Argentine was thought to be interested in signing him a number of years ago but claimed the Spain international wasn’t keen on playing second fiddle.
The former Spurs boss once commented: “He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’
“You know, if you go to try to sign a striker, they will say: ‘Eh gaffer, you want me for what?
“‘To be on the bench? Because it’s Harry Kane, I cannot compete with Harry Kane or Hugo Lloris or different players.'”
This doesn’t exactly paint a promising picture of his potential arrival in London this winter but pivotally, he does have experience of English football with Chelsea, being labelled an “assassin” by Rio Ferdinand.
The £31.5m-rated attacker’s knowledge of the Premier League may just be enough to convince the club of a late swoop.