Could Tottenham strike Genoa double-deal with Krzysztof Piatek and Koray Gunter?

head coach Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in...

Tottenham have been linked with a pair of players from Serie A side Genoa.

Douglas Costa of Juventus competes for the ball with Koray Gunter of Genoa CFC during the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC at Allianz Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Turin,...

Genoa could be in for a nervy transfer window. Because Polish hotshot Krzysztof Piatek is not the only Rossoblu player in demand right now.

Calciomercato reported that centre-back Koray Gunter is also attracting admiring glances from outside of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with Tottenham Hotspur understood to be at the front of the queue.

It is no secret that Spurs are eyeing centre-backs with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen out of contract at the end of the season as it stands and Gunter, who moved to Genoa on a free from Galatasaray in July, is the latest name to be linked.

 

Gunter, who started his career with Borussia Dortmund, is renowned for his composure and ability to play accurate passes out from the back, not unlike Alderweireld or Vertonghen.

So he could prove an ideal fit should one, or perhaps both, of Tottenham's star centre-backs bid farewell to North London. But could Mauricio Pochettino target Gunter's prolific Genoa team-mate Piatek while he's at it?

Koray Gunter of Galatasaray looks on during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

TEAMtalk reported in September that Spurs are among a huge number of clubs keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old, who has taken Serie A by storm since he arrived from Cracovia for a bargain £3.5 million. Piatek has scored 13 goals in just 12 games for Genoa, breaking a record set by the legendary Gabriel Batistuta along the way.

And with Fernando Llorente heavily tipped to leave in the near future, The Independent reporting that Athletic Bilbao are set to offer their former talisman a January escape, a move for Piatek could be on the cards with his £30 million price-tag still well within Tottenham's reach.

Raiding Genoa for Gunter and Piatek could solve two problem positions in one.

Krzysztof Piatek reacts during the Serie A match between Frosinone Calcio and Genoa CFC at Stadio Benito Stirpe on September 30, 2018 in Frosinone, Italy.

 

 

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