Tottenham plot move for £18million-rated goal-machine

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Jose Mourinho certainly has his work cut out at Tottenham Hotspur.

The north London side endured a torrid season last term in which matters off the pitch significantly impacted what happened on it.

As a result the best that Spurs could manage is a sixth place finish which led to a spot in this season's Europa League.

On the balance of the season a top six spot was seen as a relative success, but that won't be the case this time around.

Mourinho was brought into the club as a proven winner who can take Tottenham to the next level.

That includes finishing in the top four year in, year out and winning silverware.

But doing that is going to be difficult.

Despite the limitations in Spurs' transfer budget, the club have already added three senior players to the squad in the shape of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty.

However a striker has to be next on the list.

Signing a frontman in a team that plays with one up top is always going to be hard, particularly with Harry Kane around.

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That's why signing a striker has been so difficult for the club.

But according to reports from The Times, they may have finally found a solution in the shape of Alexander Sorloth.

The 24-year-old is currently a Crystal Palace player but faces an uncertain future at the club after failing to establish himself.

As a result Sorloth is currently on loan with Turkish side Trabzonspor where he will stay for the duration of the season.

Part of the deal includes a mandatory permanent agreement if the striker plays 50% of their games this term - something that could cause problems for Tottenham.

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That means that Spurs will have to factor this in to any approach they make, with Palace needing to appease Trabzonspor if they do opt to take up Mourinho's side on their proposal.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While Alexander Sorloth may well be the sort of candidate that Tottenham need to target this summer, it's not going to be easy.

Valued at £18million by Transfermarkt, the 24-year-old scored 32 goals for the Turkish side last term which is why interest in so high.

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Trabzonspor will be more than happy to sign the frontman on a permanent deal, but Spurs will be hopeful of taking over the deal.

If they can agree a deal with Crystal Palace then this is certainly a deal that makes sense.

But given the need for Palace to factor their agreement with the Turkish into things, it might be the case that it's just too complicated to get done.

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