New manager keeping tabs on potential striker options for next season.
Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino has identified Swansea City’s 25-year old striker Wilfried Bony as a key target this summer if Spurs do not land Chelsea starlet Romelu Lukaku, reports the Metro.
Pochettino is said to be a big fan of Lukaku and is willing to bid big to sign the Belgian, but he is also ready to move for the Swans’ 25-goal man if he fails to sign the 21-year old.
Lukaku is priced at a hefty £32 million by Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who might also use the former Everton loanee as part of his first team squad for next season, and Spurs might baulk at the pricing of the youngster given their current situation in the Premier League.
Given the North Londoners’ largely farcical spend of £110 million last season, their new boss Pochettino has probably been allocated a more limited transfer budget to work with, and Bony, who is rated at around £20 million by his current club, could also be better value for money.
Both Bony and Lukaku have lofty Champions League ambitions though, and Spurs will have to convince the strike duo of their efforts to break into the top four next season if they are to stand a chance of signing either of the strikers.
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