Report: Paul Mitchell scouts Carlos Bacca but Levy isn’t keen on deal

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Tottenham have been linked with the Colombian forward once again.

Tottenham Hotspur have taken their interest in Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca to a new level, according to the Sunday People.

Indeed, chief of recruitment Paul Mitchell reportedly flew out to Germany to watch the 28-year-old in action in the Europa League this week.

Tottenham have been linked with Bacca before - and a swap deal involving Roberto Soldado had previously been touted.

With the north London side’s evident need for a new forward this summer, though, Mitchell is said to have been tasked with filing a detailed report for boss Mauricio Pochettino.

There is a twist, according to the People, however, in that Spurs chief Daniel Levy isn’t keen on any potential deal.

At 28, Bacca will have little resale value and the lack of success from the Roberto Soldado capture is another factor reportedly playing on Levy’s mind.

Tottenham face Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final later today but, Harry Kane aside, their striker woes are plain for all to see.

So out of form is Soldado that the Spaniard managed to come out worse in a situation when he and a team-mate were two-on-one against an opposition goalkeeper in Europe on Thursday night. Emmanuel Adebayor, meanwhile, is nowhere to be seen as far as first-team affairs are concerned.

Is Bacca the answer, though?

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