The Portuguese boss is keeping tabs on Rodrigo.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is lining up a bid for Benfica hit-man Rodrigo in an effort to strengthen Spurs’ strike force, according to the Daily Mirror.
AVB has sent scouts from White Hart Lane to Portugal to watch the Spain under-21 international in action and is keen to make the 22-year-old one of two new attacking signings this summer.
The Spaniard has played 20 league matches in the 2012/13 season and netted seven goals, as well as firing in another on Benfica’s march to the Europa League final.
The former Real Madrid youngster will be remembered by some fans in England after spending a year on-loan at then Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers.
Rodrigo played 21 times during his spell at the Reebok Stadium in the 2010/11 campaign, but managed to find the net just once.
On the international stage the striker has been prolific for the under-21s though, scoring 14 times in only 12 games for Spain and is set to shine at the European Championships this summer.
Rodrigo was signed at the Estadio da Luz in July 2010 for £5.3m, before being immediately loaned out to Bolton to gain first team experience.
However, in the last two years the forward has become a regular feature in the Benfica’s senior squad and has gained vital match-time in both of Europe’s top club competitions.
With only Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor at AVB’s disposal up-front currently, Spurs are lacking depth in front of goal and have also been strongly linked with Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.