Tottenham-linked Jonathan Calleri in talks with mystery English club, claims player's father

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Boca Juniors star Jonathan Calleri has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs.

Jonathan Calleri's father Guillermo has told Calcio Mercato that his son has held talks with an English club, but wouldn't name which team.

Calleri, 22, has become one of the top young stars in Argentina, hitting 21 goals and 11 assists for Boca Juniors since joining from All Boys in 2014.

As if often the case for top South American talent, interest is building in his signature, and a host of English teams have been linked with a move to snap him up.

Stoke City were believed to be leading the race for his signature over the summer, according to The Mirror, whilst Argentine newspaper Ole reported that Championship club Brighton were lining up a wildly ambitious move for Calleri.

More recently, Marca have claimed that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to battle for his signature in January - and his father has admitted to Calcio Mercato that his son is in talks with an unnamed English club, but talked up interest from Italian giants Inter Milan.

"At the moment I am the one dealing with the future of Jon, no one else is in charge," said Guillero Calleri. "Let’s just say that Inter are one of the two more determined and interested clubs we’re talking to. It is a team that we like a lot. The other is an English club," he added.

Would Calleri be a good signing for Spurs?

It's no secret that Tottenham fans want to see their club add another striker to help support Harry Kane in the final third, considering that manager Mauricio Pochettino has few options behind the England international.

Many have wondered whether Pochettino will look to his native Argentina for talent, and Boca star Calleri could give him the perfect reason to go shopping in his home country.

Having been so prolific with Boca, Calleri has shown that he is not only one for the future but also for the present, and that's something that Pochettino has often embraced with the likes of Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier, meaning Calleri could immediately compete for first-team football under his compatriot.

Regularly compared to Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain, Calleri is a natural centre forward who knows where the net is, possessing strength, skill as well as finishing ability, and developing behind Kane whilst he adjusts to life in England may be the ideal scenario for the Argentine youngster.

Few players have made the immediate switch from South America to England with great success, and that's something Pochettino should be considering - but his goal record so far has shown that he is a promising striker, and he could be a smart signing for Spurs in January, if they can fend off interest from fellow English clubs.

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