Report: Jonathan Calleri's father claims agreement to join Spurs this summer

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Sao Paulo striker Jonathan Calleri is close to signing for Spurs, according to his father.

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According to Yahoo! Brasil, the father of Sao Paulo hitman Jonathan Calleri has informed the club of an offer to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Calleri, 22, hit the headlines last summer with a stunning rabona goal for Boca Juniors against Quilmes, and he proved that he wasn't a one-goal wonder with the Argentine giants.

With 16 goals in 41 games for Boca since signing from All Boys in 2014, Calleri became one of the hottest properties in South America, before he made a surprise transfer.

Calleri joined Uruguayan team Deportivo Maldonado in a bizarre investor group deal, but has since been sent to Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he has continued to score goals.

12 goals in 24 games have again proven just why he was so highly rated in Argentina, but he could be set for a move to England this summer, according to his father.

Yahoo! Brasil report that Calleri's father Guillermo has told Sao Paulo that, once the Copa Libertadores is over, the striker will be heading to White Hart Lane having struck a verbal agreement to join Tottenham.

The report adds that Guillermo Calleri isn't sure how much Spurs are paying for Calleri, but appears to be convinced that a deal is going through for the forward to join Spurs in August.

The Mirror reported back in March that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen to land his compatriot this summer, and if the player's father is right, Pochettino may have got his man.

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