Levy eager not to miss out as Tottenham join race for Championship striker

Date published: Tuesday 8th December 2020 7:34

Tottenham have joined the race for Brentford forward Marcus Forss, according to a report.

Forss is emerging as one of the most promising talents in the Championship. He has scored seven goals in 16 games for the club in all competitions so far this season.

The 21-year-old earned his first call-up to the Finland national team last month, scoring on his debut. He is making an impact for both club and country.

If Forss continues his rapid rise, then Brentford may not be able to keep hold of him for much longer. Players like Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma have progressed to a higher level from the club recently, and Forss could be the next to move on.

TEAMtalk exclusively revealed last month that Borussia Dortmund were showing an interest in the former West Brom academy player.

Now, another suitor has emerged for Forss. According to Eurosport, Tottenham are eager to compete for his signature.

The report backs up Dortmund’s interest, but adds Spurs’ name into contention. It is claimed that Daniel Levy does not want to miss out on a player who could soon be wanted by a number of top clubs.

 

Tottenham turned to the Championship to bolster their squad by signing Joe Rodon from Swansea in the summer. A few years before that, they plucked Dele Alli from League One and made him a first team regular.

Hence, they have shown they are willing to give a pathway to players from lower divisions. Forss could be another one they try to lure to Hotspur Way.

Forss remains under contract with Brentford until 2023.

Levy coy on January activity

While the report suggests Levy is actively looking at the January transfer window, the Tottenham chairman has not committed to the idea of a high-spending winter.

Spurs were successful in the summer transfer market, bringing in players like Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale.

Speaking in a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, Levy explained their approach to the transfer market in the summer, and was asked about their expectations for January.

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