£15m Tottenham target Alcacer comments, shows he is a perfect Chelsea signing

Mestalla Valencia

Tottenham target Paco Alcacer is enjoying playing alongside Diego Costa.

It may only have been Luxembourg, but eventually scoring a goal in Spain colours is a major weight off the shoulders of Diego Costa.

The prolific Chelsea striker bounced back from missing a gilt-edged first half chance to get off the mark for his country to the relief of his manager at teammates.

Strike partner Paco Alcacer has outshone Costa in recent games, scoring three in four starts for Spain.

His superb form for club and country this season has seen the 21-year-old linked with a move to Tottenham, by The Mirror, yet Chelsea may be a better alternative.

After the game, Alcacer discussed his team ethic, and delight at seeing Costa score his first international mark.

He said: "Diego Costa? I tried to help him, as when I'm in a drought I'm glad that teammates help me. Fortunately, he eventually managed to find the net."

Alcacer clearly knows and respects Costa's importance to the side, and is glad to be a team player.

That attitude along with his ability would go down well with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who will be looking for a new striker in coming transfer windows.

Fernando Torres will be sold as soon as they can, and Didier Drogba is only a, ineffective so far, short-term option, and Alcacer is an affordable long-term one.

Rather than allow Tottenham to push for him, Chelsea could yet try and trump their advances in the 21-year-old.

He has four goals and four assists in seven La Liga games for Valencia, and a £15 million release clause in his contract makes him a real bargain.

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