£25m linked Tottenham Hotspur target Borja Iglesias could join Premier League rival

Borja Iglesias of RCD Espanyol celebrates goal during the La Liga match between SD Huesca and RCD Espanyol  at El Alcoraz on October 21, 2018 in Huesca, Spain.

Should Tottenham enter race for potential Fernando Llorente replacement?

Borja Iglesias of RCD Espanyol celebrates goal during the La Liga match between SD Huesca and RCD Espanyol  at El Alcoraz on October 21, 2018 in Huesca, Spain.

Could Tottenham Hotspur accelerate their interest in Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias

El Gol Digital reported in November that Mauricio Pochettino was monitoring his former club's top scorer as he sought a replacement for Fernando Llorente.

Llorente's contract expires in June, but for now Tottenham may be left relying on him, after Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury.

 

Spurs could end up missing out though, after an unnamed Premier League rival was claimed to have submitted an offer.

Spanish outlet La Vanguardia report a mid-ranking English top flight side has made an offer for the forward.

Iglesias has a 28 million release clause (£25 million).

RCD Espanyol forward Borja Iglesias (7) celebrates scoring the goal during the match RCD Espanyol against Athletic Club, for the round 11 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol...

This season the forward has scored nine goals in 18 games for the ninth placed La Liga side, also providing two assists.

Iglesias would be eligible for Tottenham's Champions League campaign if they wished to make a move.

The 25-year-old could be more than a stop-gap signing for Spurs in Kane's absence, with Llorente set to move on.

If they don't move now, they could soon be lining up against him in the Premier League.

Borja Iglesias (L) of RCD Espanyol celebrates with his teammate Sergi Darder after scoring his sides second goal during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Valencia CF at RCDE...

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