Tottenham Hotspur are going into the summer transfer window with Gabriel Jesus on their radar as a potential option to bolster their squad.
This is what Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold has said on his YouTube channel as the north London club now turn their attention to the upcoming transfer market.
What is a bigger priority at Spurs this summer?
Reports suggest Conte has already made his main areas of improvement known, with a new backup striker being one of his priorities to relieve some of the pressure off Harry Kane.
Spurs have played all of the 2021/22 campaign with just one recognised senior striker in Kane, with the only other striker in the squad to feature being 18-year-old Dane Scarlett.
According to Gold, Spurs are going into the summer window with a list of strikers on their radar, and one of those is believed to be Manchester City striker Jesus.
Gold said: “I know Spurs like Gabriel Jesus, I reported that the other day. Interesting because we know Arsenal like him.
“Jesus is interesting because he can play on the wing as well. He does kind of form both ones and he is a good player and his contract is reaching its final year. I think City are asking quite big money for him, but maybe, there’s a player there that you can get a little bit of money off.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
The £51m-rated striker has ended the season in better form, with six of his eight Premier League goals coming in the final seven appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side (via Transfermarkt). Bernardo Silva even called him ‘one of the most important players’ at Manchester City, which just goes to show how good he really he is.
We think Jesus could be a big addition to the Spurs squad, however, we find it difficult to imagine he would be willing to play second-fiddle to Kane.
With this in mind, we think Spurs would be better off investing the bulk of this money on other areas such as their defence and perhaps look to bring in an older striker who would be willing to wait for his opportunity off the bench.
But it will also be interesting to see if the pull of Champions League football could attract a player like Jesus, who may have interest from other clubs not playing in the competition next season.
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