When Tottenham were looking for their striker towards the end of the transfer window, a lot of names were being thrown around.
Arkadiusz Milik, Carlos Vinícius and others were named, with the Brazilian eventually getting the honour of being Harry Kane’s backup.
Another one was mooted, and that was former Sporting CP striker Bas Dost, now at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
The 31-year-old has been in Germany since 2019, and was, at one point, said to be one of the names Spurs were looking at making an offer for.
This has now been confirmed by Dost himself, who spoke to Bild about his goals for the current season, and what went on during the transfer window.
He said: “I heard from my advisor that [Tottenham] were really there and were interested, but I don’t think it was ever an issue for me to be a regular there, and I just want to play”.
This suggests that even if Spurs had come forward with an offer to satisfy Frankfurt’s demands, there’s no guarantee the Dutch forward would have agreed to the move.
That being said, being wanted by José Mourinho certainly left its mark on Dost.
He added: “That’s something, but if you look at my career, I’ve never left a club after just one season. Not now either, especially since I’ve only been able to show a little here. I’m far from finished with Eintracht!”.
During his first season with the club, Dost scored 10 goals in 30 appearances, never managing to get into stride due to niggling injuries here and there.
This campaign, however, has gotten off to a much better start, with the striker finding the back of the net three times and assisting another three goals in his first four games.