Reports from football.london claimed that Tottenham are closing in on signing Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gamiero this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino wants competition for Harry Kane in the Spurs attack after Vincent Jassen failed to live up to expectations last season.
Gamiero who moved to Atletico from Sevilla last summer for £28 million failed to cement a place in Diego Simone’s first team with Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann ahead of him.
And news outlet understood that the Premier League runner-up are preparing an offer of around £26 million for the forward while Don Balo also claimed talks are already in advanced stage and a transfer could happen “in the coming days”.
The attacker netted 16 goals in 46 appearances for the Spanish club last season, which is not really a good return for a forward and forking out such an amount for a player who is already past his prime could be a huge mistake for Spurs.
Tottenham are known for signing young brilliant players and they should take a cue from their signing of Roberto Soldado in 2013 which turned out to be a failure.
The Spanish striker who was two years younger than Gamiero then, failed to deliver in the Premier League despite his then club-record move to the White Hart Lane which was the same amount to be paid for Gamiero now. Soldado managed 16 goals in 76 appearances during his two seasons at the club.
And with the reports that Tottenham are about to finalize a deal for Gamiero, the club could be set for another rude shock if the forward failed to deliver in the English top flight.