Spurs continue to improve in the transfer market.
Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign their second striker of the summer with coveted Italian Pablo Osvaldo arriving from AS Roma for £15m, according to the Sun.
Spurs have already recruited £26m Spaniard Roberto Soldado from Valencia, but with doubts remaining over Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor, manager Andre Villas-Boas still wants to strengthen.
The north London side struggled up-front last term, with neither Defoe or Adebayor finding any consistent form and most of the club’s goals came through talisman Gareth Bale.
However, with the Welshman linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, AVB knows there’s a strong chance the winger will no longer be there to provide an attacking threat.
Therefore the Portuguese maestro has looked to Serie A and controversial attacker Osvaldo – who had a very public bust-up with the Roma hierarchy last term.
Although there is no doubting the 27-year-old’s capability in front of goal – 16 league goals in 29 appearances is a good ratio in anyone’s book – some questions have been asked about the Italy international’s temperament.
Roma are keen to offload the striker despite Osvaldo’s goal-scoring proficiency and the forward has already rejected a move to Wolfsburg this summer.
Premier League outfit Southampton have also showed interest in the Argentina-born star, but the attacker would be much more likely to be tempted by a move to Tottenham and the prospect of European football.
Spurs have spent a large sum of money this summer, possibly to cushion the blow of losing Bale, and to date have forked out £59m on Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue.