It is being reported in Italy that Tottenham are keen on the signature of Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula.
La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting, as relayed by Calcio Mercato, that Spurs are joining Juventus and Napoli in the hunt for the striker – who would cost a fee in the region of €5 million (£4 million).
The 26-year-old striker, who can play for Italy or Peru, has come through the ranks in lower league football in Italy. He joined Pescara in the summer after his contract with Parma was expunged in their bankruptcy.
Since 2011 he has scored 84 goals in 160 games, the latest of which came for Pescara against Avellino in a 3-1 win on Friday night.
After the game questions were asked regarding his future. He was asked over his potential national team future with Italy or Peru and whether he was interested in a move to Juventus in the summer. He is quoted Tutto Mercato Web:
“I'm happy with the win and with the goals. The National team? I just think to improve myself and do well with Pescara. After the match against Cagliari we made mistakes, then with the determination and hard work we have come out of the bad time.
“Juventus? I do not think of anything because if I get distracted that could be the end (to my form). I focus only on the current work and Pescara; I’ll not give up a centimeter. "
Lapadula is clearly trying his best to remain focused on his season with Pescara and is not thinking about a potential Premier League move just yet.
Tottenham need a new striker to help support Harry Kane and the talented Serie B star could be the perfect fit.
However, it seems his focus is currently on getting promoted with Pescara.