By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham have revived their interest in Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, according to a report.
The Mirror have claimed that the north London outfit “are considering a January bid for the 21-year-old, with whom they were linked in this year’s winter window and also held lengthy talks over during the summer.”
Ramirez only joined up with Malaga in the summer after featuring in 20 fixtures for Barcelona in the last campaign, which brought a return of three goals and two assists.
He signed a three-year deal with the club after his move, but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has got the striker in his sights.
The Spain international has hit the ground running at his new club with five goals and one assist in his first 12 matches for Juande Ramos’ team.
Meanwhile, Spurs summer striker signing Vincent Janssen has struggled to adapt to the English game with a return of just three penalty goals from his first 18 appearances for the club.
Pochettino’s side remain the only unbeaten team in the Premier League after 12 fixtures, but with half of the matches ending in stalemates the club will be keen to add another matchwinner to their side.
Football Insider verdict:
It is clear to see that Tottenham need another attacker who can put the ball in the net to take the pressure off star forward Harry Kane. However, it might be better for the club to target a player who is a proven goalscorer in the league like Daniel Sturridge, who could well become available soon. Looking at previous transfer windows for Spurs there have been a number of striker imports from across Europe, who have all failed at the club. The list includes the likes of Roberto Soldado, Clinton N’Jie and Roman Pavlyuchenko and Ramirez could be another one of those forwards who can score for fun in countries where the defences are relatively weaker than the Premier League’s. Additionally the club have found success from signings such as Emmanuel Adebayor and the re-signings of Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch, who were all established goal scorers in the Premier League’s top flight.