Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly eyeing 29-year-old Nigerian forward Simy as an option to support star striker Harry Kane for the upcoming season.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to bring in a new striker to support superstar Harry Kane and have identified Crotone forward Simy as an option.
The 29-year-old began his European journey with Portuguese outfit Portimonense, where he had two stints on either side of a three-year spell with Gil Vicente. Simy ended up in Italy in 2016, signing for Crotone and has been a mainstay at the top for the club ever since. To date, he has racked up 159 appearances for the Italians, producing a decent tally of 66 goals and 12 assists.
Simy enjoyed a particularly impressive 2020/21 season, during which he plundered 20 goals in 38 Serie A appearances but could not help his team stave off relegation. Due to the drop to Serie B, Crotone may be forced to cashing in on the four-time capped Nigerian international this summer, that too at a potentially knockdown price, putting Tottenham on alert.
Tottenham are in the market for a new centre-forward, which makes sense considering that Harry Kane continues to be linked with a move to Manchester City. The Lilywhites, though, remain determined to hold on to the England captain and are instead looking at options to support him at the top, considering that Carlos Vinicius is back at parent club SL Benfica after a season-long loan deal in 2020/21.
To that end, Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic while Danny Ings, who is in the final year of his contract with Southampton, has also been touted as a transfer target for the Lilywhites. However, someone like Simy would be a much cheaper option for the north London giants.
Furthermore, there is a good chance that the Nigerian would not complain about being the second-choice behind Kane, which would mean game-time will come sparingly. Someone like Vlahovic, on the other hand, would be intent on starting week in week out, which could cause an issue to new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
It remains to be who the north London outfit go after. But, having signed Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil, a new defender and a centre-forward seem to be the priority up next for Tottenham, with Simy emerging as a target.