Tottenham Hotspur suffer blow in bid to sign £15m striker target

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Valencia striker Paco Alcacer wants to renew his contract with the club.

Tottenham Hotspur-linked striker Paco Alcacer has told the Spanish press how he’s looking to renew his current contract with Valencia.

The 21-year-old scorer has been linked with a move to Premier League duo Spurs and Arsenal in recent months following his breakthrough La Liga campaign last season.

The Spanish international scored six goals in 23 games last season and has gone on to find the net a further four times so far this campaign.

His performances have earned him international recognition where he recently outshone Chelsea striker Diego Costa by scoring three times in four matches for the Spanish national team.

With a release clause of £15 million, the striker often likened to former Valencia great David Villa is available at a cut-price fee and Spurs are said to be monitoring his progress.

However, the White Hart Lane outfit look like missing out on a potential January transfer window deal as Alcacer tells Spanish newspaper AS of his desire to renew his deal with boyhood club Valencia.

“Both parties have the same desire. I am concentrating on playing. Valencia want to [renew my contract] and so do I and my family. But there is no rush and I am very clear in my mind." He explained.

Spurs have only found the net 11 times in nine Premier League matches this season, with four of those coming in the last five matches.

Goalscoring is a big problem for Mauricio Pochettino’s men so far this season and it’s an area which they will surely look at in the upcoming transfer window.

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