Tottenham plot bid for sensational striker Paco Alcacer with £15m release clause

Tottenham are linked with a deal to sign Paco Alcacer.

Tottenham are linked with a move to sign the striker who has replaced Roberto Soldado at Valencia.

Paco Alcacer has been in superb form this season, bagging four goals in his last five games, also providing two assists.

Only 21, he has recently been called up to the Spanish national squad, featuring for them last month in the 1-0 win over France.

The Mirror report: "Alcacer, who recently made his debut for Spain, would be available for around £15 million due to a release clause in his Valencia deal."

The combination of Alcacer's age, price, and ability makes him an extremely tempting option, but the last time Spurs signed a player from Valencia it didn't turn out so well.

The club bought Roberto Soldado from the La Liga side 13 months ago, but the £25 million forward has struggled for form and often found himself on the bench behind Emmanuel Adebayor.

Soldado landed up missing out on the Spain World Cup squad, having been part of the Confederations Cup starting line-up before switching to Tottenham.

His travails could see Alcacer shy away from a move to England, and specifically Spurs, given his prominent role for Valencia and international involvement.

Alcacer has been capped at all levels of Spanish youth football, and sensationally struck 14 goals in 11 games for the under-17 side.

Check him out in action below...

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