Report: Spurs out-bid Spanish club as they climb into pole position to land South American star
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have outbid Real Betis for Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, according to a report.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to Spanish club Betis but it appears that Spurs are now in pole position to land the Paraguayan.
Spanish publication ABC De Sevilla, cited by Sport Witness, claim that Spurs have made a £12.84million (€15million) bid for the forward.
This is reportedly is more than Gus Poyet’s Betis side are prepared to pay, so they may try convince the Paraguay international with the promise of more playing time.
Sanabria spent a successful loan at Spanish club Sporting Gijón last season where he scored 11 goals in 30 appearances, so a move back to Spain in the shape of Betis remains an option.
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The forward also spent four years at the prestigious Barcelona youth set-up.
Tottenham are certainly in the market for a striker with Harry Kane the only recognised forward who fired on a regular basis for them last season, as they fell just short in the Premier League title race and ended up finishing 3rd.
They were interested in Belgium international Michy Batshuayi, but he recently secured a deal to London rival Chelsea meaning Spurs could now turn their attention to Sanabria.
In other Tottenham news, their midfielder is set to open new contract talks with the club.