Tottenham Hotspur can sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose for a fee of around £12 million, but chairman Daniel Levy is pursuing other targets before making a decision on the La Liga ace, according to Football Insider.
Spurs are in need of attacking reinforcements this month, with talismanic centre forward Harry Kane ruled out for 3-4 months after tearing his hamstring away to Southampton earlier in January.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has bemoaned his lack of striking options, with the Lilywhites manager opting to play Lucas Moura as the furthest man forward since Kane was sidelined.
Reports of Brazilian attacker Jose to Spurs have intensified in the last 24 hours and the 28-year-old was left out of Sociedad’s Copa Del Rey fixture on Wednesday night as a result.
However, the latest report suggests that the South American is not Tottenham’s main striker target and that Levy will leave it until the last day of the transfer window to move for him should other players not be signed before then.
Spurs have toiled in the final third since Kane’s injury and were unconvincing in their 2-1 win over Norwich City on Wednesday night.
Adding another attacking threat or a specialist number nine to Mourinho’s squad will be a priority for Tottenham this month, especially as the North London club are six points adrift in the race to finish in the Premier League top four.
Jose has scored consistently in the Spanish top flight in recent campaigns, netting at least 10 La Liga goals in the last three seasons.
The reported Tottenham target has scored eight goals this season in 20 outings.