Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced negotiations with Atletico Madrid to bring striker Kevin Gameiro to the club, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.
The report states that a €30 million (£26 million) move should be confirmed in the coming days, just a year after the Frenchman joined Los Colchoneros from fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla.
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Atletico boss Diego Simeone has been unconvinced by Gameiro’s displays this term, and rotated him in and out of the starting line-up towards the end of the campaign.
Whilst the 30-year-old did notch 12 league goals for the Madrid side, only one of those came against a team who went on to finish in the top half of the table.
Overall, Gameiro has failed to hit the heights of his three-year stint with Sevilla and it seems he could now be on his way to England with Spurs.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in a forward to act as an able deputy to the talismanic Harry Kane, who finished as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second consecutive season.
Gameiro’s impending arrival would appear to spell the end of Vincent Janssen’s time in North London; the Dutchman’s disappointing form this term saw him score just twice in 27 top-flight appearances.
Tottenham fans would surely question the logic of spending such a high fee on a 30-year-old, while the ghost of Roberto Soldado still looms over the club as an example of a botched La Liga striker deal.