Following a report earlier this month from website TMW that Tottenham Hotspur would be willing to pay €17million for Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza, the Italian club’s president Giorgio Squinzi has told news agency ANSA that there is interest in the player from England.
“It is strong interest, though we haven’t discussed financial terms yet.”
Much will depend on whether Juventus take up their option to sign the 23-year-old this summer, but if they do not, could Tottenham be the club Squinzi is referring to?
That remains to be seen, but following the recent speculation linking Zaza with Spurs and the fact that Mauricio Pochettino’s side needs at least one new front-man next season, it does make sense.
Zaza has scored nine goals in 25 matches this season, and while that record may not set Tottenham fans’ pulses racing he has netted against AS Roma, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan already this season.
That said, without a goal in his last six matches, it could be that speculation about his future is impacting his performances.
Whatever happens in the future with Zaza, his club president’s latest comments mean there should be no discounting Tottenham’s alleged interest at least for now.