The Pescara striker showed off all his talent with this peach of a goal.
Need a reason to see why Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are interested in signing Gianluca Lapadula? Then check out his goal from last night as the Pescara striker added a figure or two to his potential asking price.
The Italian-Peruvian scored his 22nd goal of the season last night with what proved the winning strike against Cesena in Serie B to move his side to third in the table – and what a goal it was.
The striker broke the offside trap expertly to latch onto a long ball and instead of taking the ball down he decided to take it first time and pulled off an incredible acrobatic overhead kick to give Pescara the win.
It was first 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).
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:
“If we do not get promoted then he is likely to leave.
“Leicester and Tottenham have been following him and their observers have been to Pescara several times.”
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 due to bankruptcy.
Since 2011 he has scored 85 goals in 161 games, the latest of which was this sublime overhead kick.