Tottenham are targeting new attacking options, and many big-name strikers have been linked to White Hart Lane.
One of the surprising names on Andre Villas-Boas’ transfer list is Joel Pohjanpalo, who is considered as the most promising young player in Finnish football.
According the Mirror, Tottenham want to do a deal at around £1m with the youngster’s current club HJK Helsinki.
A year ago the 18-year-old, who has already made his senior national team debut, stole the headlines for scoring a perfect hat-trick in three minutes in HJK Helsinki’s first league match of the season.
During the season Pohjanpalo finished eventually 11 goals making him the club’s second best scorer. After that he has been thought to be wanted by a host of clubs.
In the past Pohjanpalo has been on trial at Monaco and Liverpool, and both teams are said to have expressed their interest in the Finnish striker.
Pohjanpalo has admirers also in Germany, where both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach are racing for his signature. Leverkusen are managed by former Finland national team defender Sami Hyypiä.
If Villas-Boas wants the young Finn, the Portuguese must get ready for hard competition and it’s quite possible he has to make a higher bid, because HJK Helsinki has stated in the Finnish media earlier in July that they want at least £1.7m for the player. It is believed both Bundesliga sides are prepared to match with the price demanded.
Although if Tottenham win the race for the promising striker, must they invest in another striker. Pohjanpalo is still a raw talent, who hasn’t yet proved to be a prolific goalscorer which Spurs need.
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