Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a €10 million move for Igor Gomes, with the Sao Paulo playmaker also targeted by West Ham.
According to Homme du Match, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to rival West Ham in the pursuit of Igor Gomes. The Sao Paulo playmaker is being tipped to leave the club in favour of a move to Europe. Spurs are among the clubs interested and are even considering a €10 million offer, which should be enough to prise him away from Brazil.
Gomes has raised many eyebrows with his performances in the Brazilian top-flight. Despite being promoted to the Sao Paulo senior side in 2019, he has racked up over 100 competitive appearances for the club, impressing the onlookers with his work ethic in the final third.
West Ham’s interest in the 22-year-old is hardly surprising as they are in the market for a new playmaker after missing out on Jesse Lingard. There is a vacancy in the number ten slot, which Igor can easily fill, although the Brazilian is mainly being targeted so that he can offer depth in the attack for David Moyes.
Indeed, West Ham’s priority at the moment is to sign a supporting forward for Michail Antonio. Divock Origi was reportedly in contention for a shock move to London, but it appears Moyes prefers a more proven Premier League star in the shape of Tammy Abraham.
As for Tottenham, they are also determined to sign a new forward irrespective of Harry Kane’s future. The Englishman’s departure, though, could certainly fast-track the development, with Manchester City now reportedly prepared to fork out a whopping €150 million to secure his services this summer.
The club’s interest in Igor Gomes, though, is interesting, to say the least. The Sao Paulo star is not a forward but a number ten who can operate out wide or even in a deeper role. It appears he is being courted as a potential replacement for Tanguy Ndombele, who is set for another ostracization, this time by Nuno Espirito Santo.
A fee of just €10 million certainly makes the Brazilian an ideal cost-effective alternative for Ndombele, meaning Spurs can save a decent amount of money if they can get rid of the Frenchman in the process.
However, it might not be an easy task as very few clubs would be willing to meet Ndombele’s price-tag or his wage demands in the wake of a pandemic that has left most clubs in financial disarray, including footballing giants like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.