Should Tottenham gazump West Brom in race for Lucas Alario

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and his son in the stands

Tottenham Hotspur allegedly hold a long-standing interest in the West Bromwich Albion target.

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Back in the summer of 2015, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy seemingly met his match in now-former West Bromwich Albion supremo Jeremy Peace when - as reported by Sky Sports - the latter rejected two deadline day bids for Saido Berahino.

The statements that later came out from both chairmen hinted at considerable dissatisfaction, and when Berahino did finally leave The Hawthorns, he headed not to Tottenham but to Stoke City.

It was a transfer saga with an unlikely twist, but could Levy have the last laugh when it comes to the pursuit of another goal-scorer?

According to a recent report from Argentine newspaper Ole, West Brom have already opened negotiations regarding the possible transfer of Lucas Alario; a player with a £15.3million release clause.

However with the same publication claiming Tottenham still hold an interest in the Argentine international, what chance the North London club swooping in with a better offer for the 24-year-old?

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and his son in the stands

Tottenham certainly need more options up front, despite the ongoing brilliance of Harry Kane, and they have long been linked with Alario, who has found the net 29 times in 62 matches for River Plate.

Levy would not sign a player simply to spite a rival boardroom, but if Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants Alario it could prompt a move that strengthens Spurs' squad while dealing a sucker-punch to the club that once prevented them from bringing Berahino to North London.

West Brom's Saido Berahino

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