Tottenham are preparing a move for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Bas Dost as Jose Mourinho hunts for a new back-up to Harry Kane.
Kane is still Spurs’ only recognised striker and Mourinho has made it clear he wants to bring in another option. Son Heung-Min has been used as a frontman previously, however he is better suited to playing out wide.
And according to a report in the Daily Mail, the Portuguese manager has identified Dost as the man he wants to provide cover.
The 31-year-old scored 10 goals for Frankfurt last season in what was his first year with the club. He previously netted 93 times for Sporting Lisbon in just 127 games.
As well as his proven goalscoring record, Mourinho is also said to be a fan of his hard-working style of play. That will appeal to him after he accused his players of laziness in their defeat to Everton on Sunday.
What’s more, Dost could be available at a bargain price with Frankfurt thought to be asking for just £5.5million. Given the financial situation of many clubs following the coronavirus pandemic, paying such a small fee for a player of Dost’s quality would be seen as good business.
The signing of Dost would ensure Spurs are not left short should they suffer more injuries this season. They were forced into a major reshuffle when Kane and Son were both absent in the second half of last term and lacked any major attacking threat.
Napoli’s Milik still an option
The report goes on to state that Napoli’s Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik is still being considered by the London club.
They have been linked with the 26-year-old throughout the summer but have yet to make an official offer. It is understood that is because they are unwilling to pay Napoli’s asking price.
However, they could still swoop for Milik should they choose not to follow up on their interest in Dost. Although, it is likely they would attempt to negotiate a reduced fee with the Italian club.
Milik has scored 48 goals in 122 games for the Serie A side, and has also struck 14 times at international level.