Spurs now want a West Ham striker in the midst of uncertainty around release clauses.
Spurs are now interested in Joshua Zirkzee, a striker for West Ham United, despite uncertainty surrounding his bargain release clause.
After defeating West Ham to sign promising winger Antonio Nusa, Tottenham Hotspur is now looking to make a move for another Hammers striker.
Spurs are reportedly pressing to complete their acquisition of “Norwegian Neymar” Nusa after seizing West Ham’s attention, as we revealed on Hammers News yesterday.
It now appears like Joshua Zirkzee, a standout for Bologna, is on for a collision course with the Hammers and their rivals Tottenham.
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Spurs now want Zirkzee, a striker for West Ham.
Talented Dutch forward Zirkzee was linked to West Ham in January of last year and again in the summer.
However, he ultimately decided to leave Bayern Munich and join Bologna in Serie A, taking over for the former Hammers star Marko Arnautovic.
Zirkzee is one of six names that West Ham is pursuing in the January transfer window, according to information recently disclosed by top transfer expert Simon Jones.
Unfortunately for David Moyes and technical director Tim Steidten, Tottenham is reportedly investigating the matter.
Spurs are now pursuing Zirkzee, a striker for West Ham, despite uncertainty surrounding his inexpensive release clause.
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Reports highlight the bargain release clause.
Arsenal is reportedly interested in Dutch international Zirkzee, but Bologna will not sell him for less than £50 million, according to a report in The Telegraph.
In doing so, Zirkzee would surpass Tottenham’s £25 million purchase of Radu Dragusin from Genoa as the most costly Premier League acquisition of the transfer window.
Spurs are reportedly now strong competitors to defeat teams like West Ham and others for the 22-year-old Zirkzee, according to reports from TeamTALK and Sky Sports.
Furthermore, he allegedly has a lucrative £34.4 million release clause in his contract.
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Uncertainty resolved regarding clause?
Reporter Ben Jacobs CaughtOffside further verified Tottenham’s enthusiasm in the 6ft 4in former forward from Bayern Munich. However, he claims that Bologna is adamant that Bayern can only use the release clause to repurchase him if they so choose.
Regarding the timing of the deal, there have also been conflicting rumors, with some speculating that it won’t happen until the summer.
David Moyes of West Ham has been connected to players like Armando Broja and Victor Boniface, to mention just two, in his long-running quest for a new striker.
diligent Zirkzee, who has eight goals and two assists in 19 Serie A games this season, possesses all the qualities needed to succeed in Moyes’ system.
However, it appears like Tottenham has surpassed West Ham in the
competition for Zirkzee, according to reports.