Tottenham are plotting a late January swoop for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to Football Insider.
Jose Mourinho’s men are set to be without star man Harry Kane until April after he picked up a hamstring injury on New Year’s Day, as per the Independent.
And it is understood that his absence could inspire Spurs to make a move for Morelos between now and the end of the window.
It is understood that the 23-year-old is regarded as somebody who could provide competition and cover for Kane, even when the England captain is back at full fitness.
It is believed that the Champions League finalists have been keeping close tabs on the Colombian international for some time now.
This report comes after a piece from the same outlet yesterday suggested that Inter Milan could turn their attention to Morelos after becoming frustrated in their pursuit of Chelsea hitman Olivier Giroud.
According to the article, the Gers’ stance on the player – that any and all offers for him would be rejected this month – could face a major test under the pressure of such widespread interest.
What does this mean for Morelos’ future at Ibrox?
You would like to think that nothing comes of it.
The club did reportedly tell his representatives last month that Morelos would not be going anywhere this window, and if the Gers are serious about upholding their title bid, that promise has to be honoured.
That being said, money talks, and depending on how desperate Mourinho gets over the closing days of this transfer window, there could be a pretty big storm on the horizon that has to be weathered.
The only things that could dissuade Spurs from making a move, you would assume, are El Bufalo’s lack of Premier League experience and his questionable disciplinary record.
If we’re being honest, neither should prevent him from playing at the very highest level, but right now, seeing him leave Ibrox would be a crushing, crushing blow.