The Pescara striker has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula is certainly catching the eye in recent weeks. The Italian-Peruvian has been in fine form in Serie B this season and that has attracted the attention of several Italian giants – not to mention two English clubs.
It was rumoured last week that Tottenham were keen on the player. La Gazzetta dello Sport reported, 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).
Now that interest has been confirmed by the Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani. He confirmed that Pescara are likely to sell the player should they fail to win promotion – with Tottenham and Leicester City interested in the player. He told Itasportpress:
“Our striker will only leave under certain conditions and only to an important team.
“If we do not get promoted then he is likely to leave.
“I have followed Juventus and Napoli’s interest closely, but we do not have an agreement in place with Juve. Moreover, the regulations of the transfer window are clear and up until May 16, nothing can be done.
“Leicester and Tottenham have been following him and their observers have been to Pescara several times.
"In Italy there is also Sampdoria, Genoa and Chievo but it must be stressed, he has a long contract with us.”
Tottenham are after a new striker to help take the load off Harry Kane. Meanwhile Leicester City need to bring in reinforcements across the park as they prepare for a Champions League campaign.
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.