Tottenham join the race to land free agent Brazilian international striker

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Tottenham Hotspur could look to improve their strikeforce with a move for ex-Valencia forward Jonas Goncalves, who is currently a free agent.

Tottenham's season got off to a great start with 1-0 and 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, but the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool has sent Mauricio Pochettino's side crashing back down to earth. It was a quiet deadline day for the club though, as Pochettino chose to only bring in Montpellier's Benjamin Stambouli, whilst midfielders Lewis Holtby and Sandro did join Hamburg and QPR respectively having slipped down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

Some fans were eager to see a striker brought in to the club, and whilst Spurs were reportedly interested in signing Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, the England international chose to join their North London rivals Arsenal in a £16m deal - leaving Pochettino with only Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado left at the club as recognised centre forwards.

However, Pochettino may yet have something up his sleeve after reports in Portugal suggested that Spurs have joined the rae to sign Brazilian international forward Jonas Goncalves, who was recently released by La Liga outfit Valencia after the captured Rodrigo Moreno and Alvaro Negredo from Benfica and Manchester City respectively.

Jonas, 30, has also been linked with Benfica and Sunderland since being released from his contract on Monday evening, but Tottenham want to reunite the Brazilian international with his former team mate Soldado.

At the Mestalla, Jonas and Soldado formed an incredible partnership. In the 2011/12 season, the duo combined for a whopping for 46 goals, whilst in 2012/13, it was 49. When the pair split up with Soldado's move to North London, both players saw their form dip - and reuniting could be what both players need.

Benfica are believed to be in pole position to land the former Gremio man as they can offer him first team football, whereas Spurs reportedly only want him as a backup option. As a free agent, it is now up to Jonas himself to decide - and Pochettino will be hoping he chooses Spurs having witnessed his exploits in Spain.

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