Tottenham Hotspur will be in the market this summer for a striker to serve as a replacement for England captain Harry Kane, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs signed a loan from Carlos Vinicius by Benfica to this end in early October last year and the 26-year-old Brazilian has scored 10 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for them so far. But Vinicius is expected to return to the Portuguese club soon, where he has a contract for another three years, with Spurs not having to trigger the £ 36million call option included in the original deal.
The north London club identified signing a substitute striker as one of the priorities some time ago. Neither the recent sacking of Jose Mourinho, who will take over at AS Roma next season, nor the fact that they have yet to name a coach to relieve interim boss Ryan Mason from his post at the end of the season, had no impact on their plans.
Spurs have recently been linked with Sergio Aguero, who will leave Manchester City as a free agent this summer, but it remains to be seen whether the Argentina star is ready to agree to play second fiddle to Kane.