Being Harry Kane’s backup at Tottenham isn’t exactly a fun job.
Vincent Janssen tried and failed, ending up at Fenerbahçe, and now Fernando Llorente, bought for around £13m in the summer, is struggling to make an impact when called upon.
Admittedly that happens very rarely, starting just five games this season, scoring two goals and picking up an assist in 20 appearances.
Furthermore, the Spaniard isn’t exactly getting any younger, and it seems Tottenham are already thinking about the post-Llorente era, as they monitor the progress of Porto’s Moussa Marega.
According to FootMercato in France, Spurs, alongside a handful of other Premier League clubs like Leicester City and Brighton, have asked the Portuguese side about their prolific striker, who has scored 12 goals in 15 league appearances this season.
However, as tends to be the norm with Liga NOS clubs, any club wanting one of their better players will need to trigger a release clause.
While not outrageously expensive, Moussa Marega would still cost any interested side €40m, which, in January, remains a considerable investment.
Well, unless you’re Liverpool, that is.