Tottenham, who are off to a flying start since their last league title-winning season in 1960-61, have targeted Marcos Leonardo (20-Santos) as a signing to spice up their campaign. They are inevitably going to “clash” with fellow Premier League club Newcastle United.
“Newcastle is not the only Premier League club chasing Leonardo,” said British media outlet Sporting Witness on Jan. 1 (KST). “Both Newcastle and Tottenham are monitoring the player’s situation and consider him to be on the verge of a move to Europe,” said a report by Sports Witness.
Since Harry Kane (30-Bayern Munich) left the club last summer, Tottenham have seen Son Heung-min (31) move up front to fill the role. Head coach Ange Postecoglou (58, Australia) has been able to create a synergy with Son by playing James Maddison (26) and Dejan Kulusebski (23) up front. However, the presence of Hischalisson (26), who should fill the last spot, is missing.
In January, Son Heung-min will be called up by his country for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar. With a gaping hole up front, Spurs will need to find a way to fill it. Instead of looking to Europe for resources, Spurs have turned to South America.
Tottenham’s attention has been drawn to Brazil’s future frontline wonderkid. The interest from Europe’s top clubs had been building since last summer. José Mourinho, the Portuguese manager, recognized his talent early on and tried to bring him to AS Roma, but was rebuffed by Santos, who rejected the move.
Tottenham have yet to make a specific approach for Leonardo. “Newcastle and Tottenham have not made any significant moves, as they are waiting to see how Leonardo performs and see if it is worth trying to sign him in the winter or summer,” says Sporting Witness. AS Monaco and AS Roma are also tracking Leonardo,” the report added.
The European favorite has 21 goals and four assists in 42 appearances in all competitions this season, including 13 goals and two assists in 24 Brazilian Serie A games. He utilizes his excellent off-the-ball movement and right-footed kicking ability up front 카지노 to score many of his goals. At 5-foot-11, he doesn’t look like he’s going to be outmatched in a physical battle with his opponents.
Local media in Brazil have estimated the transfer fee to be between 20 million euros ($28.4 billion) and 25 million euros ($35.5 billion). Santos, who blocked Leonardo’s move to AS Roma last summer, has promised to let him go in the upcoming transfer window if the right offer comes in.