Tottenham should pull off major coup by signing England striker at bargain price

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive boost in their search for a centre-forward to succeed Harry Kane even though Son Heung-min has deputised admirably.

While Son has proven he has what it takes to lead the line efficiently, Spurs still need a focal point to lead the line while the South Korean returns to his more accustomed left-wing role.

Richarlison has also shown glimpses of his goalscoring prowess after embarking on that exceptional scoring streak during the festive period.

However, he seems to have lost his magic boots, seeing as the goals have dried up since bagging a brace at his former stomping ground, leading Spurs to a 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park.

A centre-forward capable of sticking the ball in the back of the net consistently could make a world of difference for Spurs, who are eager to close the gap on the top three.

Luckily for Daniel Levy and co, one of the best in the league at scoring goals has been made available ahead of the summer transfer window and at a bargain too.

Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg has revealed that Brentford striker Ivan Toney could be available this summer for a fee of around £30-40 million.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Toney’s future since he returned to the pitch in January, with the striker also opening the door to a potential summer exit.

Brentford are aware they’ll struggle to keep him at the Gtech Community Stadium with clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, and West Ham United circling.

Since returning to the field, Toney has netted four times in 13 Premier League appearances, although that tally should be significantly higher as he has spurned eight big chances too.

Toney’s profile is identical to that of Spurs legend Kane. Toney loves to drop deep to link up play and is capable of fashioning goalscoring opportunities for himself.

He has created three big chances this season, and his dynamism is one of the major appeals in his game.

Regardless of what Plettenberg thinks, Brentford are highly unlikely to accept any fee less than £80m for their prized asset, even though he’ll be entering the final year of his contract at the end of the season.

But if the revised price tag for Toney is valid, Spurs must secure front-row seats in the race for his signature. Securing a player with a vast skillset like Toney for around £40m would easily rank as the coup of the summer.