Tottenham are eyeing a surprising move for Almería striker Umar Sadiq should Harry Kane leave at any point in the near future.
That’s according to Fichajes, who say the Premier League side have been tracking the forward through a ‘Big Data consulting company’.
They explain that Sadiq is making a name for himself in the second division in Spain after scoring 20 goals and registering seven assists last season.
That led to interest from Sevilla, who offered €10m plus objectives this summer, but that did not match Almeria’s demands.
They believe his value is far higher, and the way he has started this season, with six goals and three assists in eight league games so far, has only confirmed that.
Their asking price was instead €25m, a figure that Sevilla were unable to meet given the financial restrictions at the club.
His performances this season have now added another €5m to his asking price, with Almería happy to accept €30m despite the striker having a €60m release clause in his contract.
The €30m is a ‘prohibitive’ figure for any La Liga side, so a move abroad seems ‘most likely’ were he to leave the club.
And according to Fichajes’ information, Tottenham are one such foreign side showing an interest in his signature.
They’ve been ‘following him’ courtesy of a data consultancy service, who’ve been sending reports on his performances.
Tottenham’s idea is to look for a replacement for Harry Kane in case he ends up leaving the club, and they have several options on their list.
Sadiq is of particular interest, though, as they believe they can double the €30m they would have to spend ‘within a couple of years’, meaning he would be a solid piece of business all round.
Like always, though, it all depends on Kane, with any move presumably off the table until next summer, when the England international is very likely to be a hot topic once again.