Spurs edge nearer to signing Benitez.
Striker Christian Benitez has been given permission by his team Club America to talk to other sides, with Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City the most interested, reports the Mirror.
The 27-year-old has previously played in the Premier League with Birmingham City back in 2009/10, although the Ecuadorian didn’t enjoy the best of times managing to score just four goals for the club.
However, spells with Santos Laguna and the current Mexican champions has reignited Benitez’s career once again and both Spurs and the Swans view the Ecuador international as the perfect candidate to solve their striking problems.
Tottenham were criticised last season for trying to operate with just two first team strikers on the books in Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe.
Adebayor has been linked with a move to Besiktas whilst the north London club are keeping tabs on Christian Benteke, Roberto Soldado and David Villa as potential replacements.
Swansea meanwhile sold Danny Graham in January to Sunderland, leaving the Welsh club with just Leroy Lita and Luke Moore as recognised forwards – along with attacking midfielder Michu.
Manager Michael Laudrup has also been busy looking for more attacking threat and has Olympique Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis and Wilfried Bony of Vitesse Arnhem in his sights.
Benitez though is also a very strong contender having scored 30 goals for Club America in 2012/13, as well as having netted 24 times in 58 caps for Ecuador.
Football website transfermarkt.com value the striker at £7m, so he would serve as a much cheaper buy than any of the other forwards both Swansea and Spurs have been keeping their eye on.