Tottenham Hotspur second chance in chase of Brazilian striker

Benfica have pulled out of a deal for Jonas, with Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly interested in the striker.

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a second chance in their chase of free-agent Jonas, reports suggest.

Spurs had been linked with making a move for the target-man over the summer, but no deal materialised - with Benfica looking the most likely option for the former Valencia man.

However, a deal has fallen through with the Portuguese club after the two parties could not agree on his personal terms, meaning Spurs could be back in the hunt. 

The 30-year-old's links to the London club seem to have stemmed from the fact that he formed a potent partnership with Roberto Soldado in La Liga and his arrival is hoped to rekindle the £26 million man back to his best.

Soldado has struggled since moving to White Hart Lane from Spain, scoring just six goals for his new club, and he has slipped down the pecking order.

It was thought that the Spaniard may have moved on over the previous transfer window, as a result, but now he is staying the Lilywhites are seemingly keen on doing all they can to draw the best out of him.

Soldado has looked a shadow of his former self in North-London, but the hope is that his friend can form a good relationship with him once again on and off the pitch. 

Jonas also has offers in Qatar and in his homeland of Brazil, but Spurs can offer the highest standard of football and a chance to test himself in England. 

The Brazilian international notched 35 times in 102 games whilst at Valencia and, if he could repeat a similar tally at Spurs, he would add to their attacking options.

Mauricio Pochetitno's men do seem rather short of striking quality with the struggling Soldado's only competition coming from an inconsistent Emmanuel Adebayor and a youthful Harry Kane.

At the moment Adebayor holds the spot up-front, but there is still a thought that Spurs are on the hunt for a more potent striker to spearhead their attack. 

Whether that player is Jonas remains to be seen, but if they are looking for a short-term solution then he could be an option and it seems they have less competition to sign him now Benfica have dropped out of the race. 

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