Report: Tottenham leapfrog rivals with £12.83 million bid for Antonio Sanabria

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Spurs have attempted a late swoop for the Roma striker.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAntonio Sanabria

Tottenham have outbid Real Betis in the hunt for Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, according to Spanish publication ABC De Sevilla.

The report claims Spurs lodged a 15 million euro (£12.83 million) bid for the 20-year old yesterday morning, jumping to the front of the queue for his signature after it seemed like his move to Betis was virtually complete.

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

The La Liga club will be unable to compete with Spurs financially but the report claims manager Gus Poyet is hoping to lure Sanabria to the Benito Villamarin with the promise of more game time.

Tottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after the gameTottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after the game

The Paraguayan international would face stiff competition at Spurs and with the signing of Vincent Janssen seemingly imminent – according to the likes of the Daily Mail – he would effectively begin the season as third-choice striker behind the Dutchman and Harry Kane.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

Sanabria is thought to favour a move to Betis after being convinced of its merits by Poyet and it remains to be seen whether Spurs can tempt him to head to White Hart Lane and fight for a starting berth.

Mauricio Pochettino is clearly determined to bolster his attacking options and if the capture of Janssen is complemented by Sanabria then he will certainly have done so.

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