Opinion: Time for Tottenham to rekindle interest in impressive striker

Landing a new striker in this transfer window to provide support and back-up to Harry Kane is seemingly a priority for Tottenham Hotspur, with plenty of possible recruits touted in the media as reported targets.

However, one name that has not been linked with Spurs this time around is Willian Jose – the Real Sociedad forward who the club reportedly came close to signing in January.

The reported Tottenham target was left out of a Copa del Rey clash by the Spanish side as speculation over his future increased, while it has been claimed over the weekend that the striker could yet agitate for a move away from Anoeta.

Given that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was reportedly keen to sign the Brazilian forward in the mid-season window, there surely is an opportunity to revisit this interest now.

Tottenham need a reliable and consistent goalscorer that can make an impact from the bench or perform when called upon when Kane is unavailable or rested.

Jose has scored more than 10 La Liga goals for six consecutive seasons, while his physical attributes would make him a better lone striker for Spurs than Son Heung-min or Lucas Moura.

With the 28-year-old seemingly unsettled and Tottenham harbouring a reported interest in him, a quickfire deal for the Sociedad forward before the new Premier League season starts in three weeks’ time could be a shrewd move.