Tottenham ‘discussing’ move for CL star as potential Harry Kane ‘replacement’ - with €100m valuation
The north London club could be forced to spend big if they sell Harry Kane this summer and replace him with this Champions League forward.
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Tottenham Hotspur have been ‘discussing’ a move for Darwin Nunez as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, according to reports in Portugal.
The latter is still at the club but could end his long-term affiliation with Spurs this summer if they fail to secure a top four spot.
Antonio Conte’s side currently sit fourth in the Premier League, level on points with fifth-place Arsenal, but have played one more game than the Gunners.
If Kane looks to force a move away from Tottenham this summer, then the club have identified Nunez as his replacement, according to A Bola.
The site claims that Spurs have been ‘in contact’ with the player’s agent Edgardo Lasalvia regarding Nunez’s situation at Benfica.
They add that Conte’s side wanted to discover the 22-year-old’s price tag, which is said to be a whopping €100m, while also seeing how he has performed so far this campaign.
Nunez has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Benfica so far, netting 28 goals and assisting his teammates on three occasions.
The 22-year-old scored for Benfica in their 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday.
If you compare his form to Kane’s, the England international hasn’t found the net as many times as Nunez this season, scoring 22 goals thus far.
Kane is said to be a target for Manchester United this summer, as per the Evening Standard, who claim the Red Devils have compiled a shortlist, with the Spurs’ captain just one of several names on it.
The 28-year-old was subject of a £100m bid from United’s cross-town rivals Manchester City last summer, but wasn’t allowed to depart north London.
Kane is yet to win a piece of silverware with Spurs, instead finishing a runner-up in the Champions League final in 2019 and the League Cup in 2015 and 2021.