If Tottenham sign Antonio Sanabria, West Ham could lose Lucas Perez

Arnaldo Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis Balompie looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Sociedad at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 10,...

Spurs have been linked with a move for Paraguay striker Sanabria.

(L-R) Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid, Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis  during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Betis Sevilla v Real Madrid at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to sign Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria to replace the loss of injured Harry Kane - and a move to sign the Paraguayan ace could see West Ham lose of their strikers.

According to The Independent, Tottenham are looking to sign 22-year-old striker Sanabria despite the forward only managing to score five goals in 21 league and cup appearances this season.

Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the ex-Barcelona youth player, who has also turned out for AS Roma's first team on two occasions. He has scored 17 goals in 62 Betis appearances.

 

Sanabria is first choice for Betis, and if Spurs do sign the striker then the Spanish side will be forced to look elsewhere to replace him and that could mean they raid Spurs' local rivals West Ham United.

The Evening Standard claimed earlier this month that Betis want to sign Hammers forward Lucas Perez, as the ex-Arsenal striker continues to struggle at the London Stadium since moving across the capital in the summer for £4million.

The 30-year-old has been in and out of the Hammers side this season, scoring four goals in 13 appearances. He has only played 369 minutes in England's top flight, spread across 10 appearances.

West Ham United's Lucas Perez and Brighton & Hove Albion's Dale Stephens during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium on January 2,...

The Hammers have options up front in Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll and although all three players have been linked elsewhere - Perez is way down the pecking order behind the trio.

It makes him somewhat flexible should any interested parties come in, and Betis might just be one of those after being reportedly interested - even more so if they lose Sanabria to Spurs.

West Ham United's Spanish striker Lucas Perez (R) shakes hands with West Ham United's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (L) as he leaves the pitch substituted during the English Premier...

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