Tottenham should consider Andre Silva this summer

Andre Silva looks on prior to the UEFA Nations League Final between Portugal and the Netherlands at Estadio do Dragao on June 9, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.

The AC Milan hitman would be a superb addition for Tottenham Hotspur.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham quite clearly need to sign another striker this summer, if they are to challenge for major honours on all fronts next season.

Spurs have sold Vincent Janssen to Mexican side Monterrey and released Fernando Llorente.

Harry Kane is Tottenham's clear number one striker, but the Englishman needs more competition and/or top quality cover.

The problem is, Spurs might not be able to attract a truly elite forward to north London, because they will obviously not be happy playing second-fiddle to Kane.

With this in mind, Mauricio Pochettino should go for a 'tier two' type striker, and AC Milan's Andre Silva could be ideal for them.

 

The 23-year-old joined the Italian giants from Porto in the summer of 2017, for around £33.6 million, according to BBC Sport, and he could now be available for just £27.5 million (Football-Italia).

And here's why Tottenham should move for the Portuguese front-man...

Age

At just 23, Silva has at least a decade left ahead of him at the very highest level, and he would surely excel under the guidance of Pochettino.

The Argentine usually prefers to sign young players with great potential, and the AC Milan hitman certainly fits into that category.

Andre Silva of Portugal celebrates after scoring the first goal during the international friendly football match against Portugal and Tunisia at the Municipal stadium de Braga on May 28,...

Technical ability

The 33-capped Portugal international has great technique, and his ability to receive the ball in tight spaces could be a real asset for Spurs.

He also has wonderful vision - something that would enable him to bring Tottenham's gifted attack-minded players into the game.

Perfect Kane back-up

Silva would be under no illusions. He will know that he will be second choice behind Kane, but if given the opportunity to start in the domestic cup competitions, along with regular substitute appearances in the Premier League and Champions League, he might just be tempted to join Spurs.

And for the reported fee of just £27.5 million, he could be an absolute bargain for Tottenham.

Portugal and AC Milan forward Andre Silva during the Portugal vs Tunisia International Friendly match on May 28, 2018 in Braga, Portugal.

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