Jonas has 20 goals in 26 games, and Tottenham could have signed him for free

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What could have been for Tottenham had they signed Jonas back in September?

Harry Kane has been prolific for Tottenham this season, but what if they had another freescoring striker to partner him with in attack?

Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have combined for a paltry six goals between them, while a player they could have signed for free has 20.

The Mail reported in September that Tottenham had been offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker Jonas, who had cancelled his Valencia contract by mutual consent after they loaned in Alvaro Negredo from Manchester City.

Spurs either did not act quick enough, or at all regarding the free agent, and the forward signed with Portuguese side Benfica instead.

Since then he has not looked back, scoring a staggering 20 goals in 26 games. Such figures for a player available as a free agent after the transfer window closed are mightily impressive.

Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has also recommended, reported by O Jogo, that Jonas be called up for the Selecao by current boss Dunga.

So what could have been?

Jonas' goals could certainly have helped Tottenham's push for Champions League places, presently six points off the top four.

The drawback however would perhaps have been Harry Kane's opportunities may have become more limited, certainly at the start of the campaign Mauricio Pochettino was hesitant to use him in the Premier League, preferring him as a Europa League starter instead.

Jonas could have helped get more out of Roberto Soldado, with the pair former strike partners at Valencia. Looking at Soldado's form this season it's hard to see how it could have hurt him.

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