Tottenham Hotspur eye Brazilian £86 million star as potential striking option

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in the market for a striker, with Porto’s Evanilson emerging as a possible target, according to reports in Portugal via Sport Witness.

The 24-year-old Brazilian forward impressed this season, scoring 17 goals in 34 games. He’s known for his composure in front of goal, excellent first touch, and awareness in the penalty area. His coach, Sergio Conceição, has also praised Evanilson’s work ethic and attitude.

The reports suggest a €100 million (£86 million) release clause, a figure Portuguese media considers “a little too ambitious.” This price tag puts him in the same territory as players like Viktor Gyökeres.

However, there’s reason to believe Tottenham are interested in Evanilson and are likely exploring potential negotiations to bring the price down.

The search for a striker comes as no surprise, with Tottenham heavily linked to several forwards recently. Feyenoord’s Santiago Giménez was spotted at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and rumors also link them to Ivan Toney.

The report suggests Evanilson could be a good fit as a “fox-in-the-box” type player, but questions his ability to consistently score 20 goals a season. Ultimately, the potential deal hinges on the transfer fee, with €100 million deemed far too high.

Whether Tottenham can secure Evanilson’s services, and at what price, remains to be seen. Their pursuit of a striker, however, appears to be a confirmed priority.