Free agent signings: Why Tottenham should look at La Liga's bargain of the season Kalu Uche

Why Tottenham Hotspur must look at Kalu Uche as a free agent.

Tottenham Hotspur missed out in their attempts to buy Saido Berahino, but are there any free agents worth considering now the transfer window has closed?

There is one player the club should consider, and it likely it will not be long before he is snapped up.

Nigerian international Kalu Uche made an impact in Spain last season and could do similar at Spurs if signed on a short-term deal.

The former Bordeaux and Espanyol striker signed with Levante after a spell with Qatari club Al Rayyan, and showed that despite being 32 he still has an eye for goal.

He netted five times in 16 games for unfancied Levante, helping them to finish in 14th place in La Liga, including a crucial strike to earn a draw with Atletico Madrid.

Spanish newspaper Marca hailed his impact, reporting: "Kalu Uche could prove to be the bargain of the season if he keeps Levante up. Against Atlético he netted his fifth goal since joining the club in January, four of which have come at home.

"Any misgivings over the Nigerian's arrival have been completely blown away and the 32-year-old journeyman is now statistically the best signing of the winter transfer window in La Liga, with five goals and two assists to his name."

Uche has been linked this week by All Nigerian Soccer with a move to Greek side AEK Athens.

For a side like Tottenham who are in need of a striker to relieve pressure on Harry Kane, and even lead the line in the Europa League, giving Uche a short-term deal could be preferable to handing Emmanuel Adebayor another shot.

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