Tottenham must not be held to ransom over Antonio Sanabria

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the AS Roma forward but he is not worth too much.

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be getting used to the name Antonio Sanabria, with the Paraguayan international regularly linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer.

A report from Gianluca di Marzio at the weekend claimed Tottenham had agreed personal terms with the 20-year-old with his current club AS Roma holding out for £9.7million for the forward.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

That seemed like a respectable fee for a player who scored 11 goals while on loan at Sporting Gijon last season; however, the Express now claims Roma have upped their asking price to £16.3million.

That is quite a leap for someone who has plenty of promise but is unlikely to be anything more than third-choice striker at Tottenham in the short term.

Antonio Sanabria at Barcelona

After all, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will know he needs another experienced forward to lighten the load on Harry Kane, whose disappointing performances for England at Euro 2016 spoke of a player in desperate need of a rest.

Sanabria could go on to great success in North London, but Tottenham should not be held to ransom for the player, especially when it seems his price has leapt up by £6.6million in a matter of days.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy and his son in the stands

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