Transfer update: Tottenham 'watching' striker valued at £75m, reports say

Spurs seem to be in the market for a new striker, and while previous reports have linked them to Dusan Vlahovic, new sources reveal that they are also interested in RB Leipzig's Lois Openda.
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The Sunday Mirror report that Spurs are interested in 23-year-old striker Lois Openda, who has 10 goals and three assists in the Bundesliga so far this season, along with four goals across five Champions League games.

The former Lens player made a switch to German-side RB Leipzing in July for a £33m fee, however, as Mirror reports, the club may now value him at an astonishing £75m, more than double the fee he went for just a few months ago.

With speed and excellent finishing it seems that Openda would slot into Ange's system, a tactical outlook requiring a high work-rate and press, quite nicely.

Openda, still a young player, would be a smart move for the club to make if they're to secure a long-term option to take the place of Richarlison, a signing who has unfortunately produced less-than-expected numbers since coming to North London.

The fee would be substantial, however, limiting options in other highly important areas of the pitch. It seems at the moment that Spurs' transfer priority remains with signing another center-back, with Marc Guehi's name circulating more in recent weeks. The Crystal Palace player, however, is valued at something close to £60m, meaning that if Tottenham were to get both players this upcoming window they'd have to spend well beyond £100m.

Mirror also report that there is substantial interest from Manchester United in acquiring the talents of Openda. United have struggled in their attack this season, with Marcus Rashford enduring a spell of poor form and £65m summer-signing Rasmus Hojlund yet to find the back of the net in a Premier League match.

Ange would certainly be elated to snag the talents of a striker like Openda, but that will all depend on how much the club are willing to dish out next month, and whether clubs like United act quickly.