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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Spurs watching 24 Goal Serie B striker

Spurs Watching 24 Goal Serie B Striker

Over in Italy Tottenham are watching a 24 goal Serie B striker. We had a scout at the league game between Pescara and Cesena in week 36, which Pescara won 1-0 thanks to a goal from 26-year-old (27 in February) forward Gianluca Lapadula.

Reports in Italy say Barcelona, Leicester City and Tottenham are battling for his signature while club president Daniele Sebastiani suggests 7 clubs are watching the striker's progress.
“If we do not get promoted then he is likely to leave. 
“I have followed Juventus and Napoli's interest closely, but we do not have an agreement in place with Juve. Moreover, the regulations of the transfer window are clear and up until May 16, nothing can be done. 
“Leicester and Tottenham have been following him and their observers have been to Pescara several times."
Pescara are trying to get back into the top flight of Italian football after being relegated in 2012/13 and Lapadula has been leading the way with 24 goals and 10 assists in 37 Serie B games. He has scored 6 goals in his last 6 games, including 5 on the trot and 7 goals in his last 8 games. His last was an overhead bicycle kick. He is the division's leading goalscorer by 7 clear goals.

If Pescara get promotion then they'll need their star striker in Serie A, but if they miss out then he could well move on to a bigger club. Currently, they sit fourth. The top two qualify and the next six clubs enter a play-off.

This rather demonstrates the problems with transfers. Lapadula will want to be playing regular football in a top European league and if he can achieve that at Pescara then he has little reason to leave. If he can't then leaving becomes a stronger possibility. throw into the mix other players whose clubs may be chasing a Champions League place, then they can't decide their future until they know their clubs. Then there is the player waiting for a Champions League club instead of a Europa League club and a myriad of other reason and you can see that narrowing down one player is not an easy task.

Which player do you sign, the player you can get now or a better one you have to wait for?


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