15 goals in 16, Tottenham and Palace shouldn't ignore Munas Dabbur's stunning form

Crystal Palace's English manager Roy Hodgson greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) ahead of the English Premier League football match between Crystal...

Tottenham Hotspur scouted Red Bull Salzburg last season while Premier League neighbours Crystal Palace were linked with Munas Dabbur in the summer.

Munas Dabbur of Salzburg celerates his second goal of this night during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic Glasgow at Red Bull Arena on October 4, 2018 in...

One of the most prolific strikers anywhere in Europe right now is an Israeli international plying his trade in Austria. But while Munas Dabbur is far from a household name, a number of Premier League clubs are aware of his talents.

Estadio Deportivo reported in the summer that Crystal Palace were very keen, while Tottenham Hotspur have also watched Dabbur in action, laola 1 claiming that the North London outfit sent scouts to the Austrian Bundesliga champions late last season.

 

Now, Crystal Palace are crying out for a goal scorer with Christian Benteke’s struggles showing no signs of ending. Tottenham, meanwhile, are still lacking a reliable back-up to Harry Kane with Fernando Llorente opening up about his ‘daily struggles’ in midweek, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

A dejected Fernando Llorente of Tottenham during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Stadium mk on September 26, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.

So Dabbur’s match-winning display against Celtic on Thursday shouldn’t go unnoticed. The 26-year-old scored twice in Red Bull Salzburg’s 3-1 win against Celtic in the Europa League, meaning he has a remarkable 15 in 16 games this season.

The former Maccabi Tel Aviv man is well on track to beat his 2017/18 tally of 29, which fired Salzburg to the domestic title and the Europa League semi-finals.

These staggering numbers suggest that Dabbur is starting to outgrow the relatively small Austrian pond and there are Premier League clubs who could do with a striker as relentless as him.

James Forrest of Celtic Glasgow and Munas Dabbur of Salzburg during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic Glasgow at Red Bull Arena on October 4, 2018 in...

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