Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their plans on a potential move to sign Fiorentina striker Arthur Cabral in the summer transfer window, as per the Daily Mail. This is due to the uncertainty growing over the future of Harry Kane amid heavy interest from Bayern Munich.
The Daily Mail adds that the Englishman has already notified the club that he will not sign a new contract, with his current deal set to expire next year. He is open to a move to the Bundesliga champions and Spurs are drawing up contingency plans in case that actually goes through in the next few weeks.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has included Cabral as among the possible signings in case they need to sign a successor to the captain. The 25-year-old Fiorentina star has been described as a ‘robust’ and ‘mobile’ striker by the Daily Mail’s Matt Darlow who is quite comfortable with both his feet.
The Lilywhites believe that he has the attributes to succeed in the Premier League after impressing for the Serie A club last season. He played a major role in helping Fiorentina make it all the way to the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League final last season, when they ended up losing to West Ham United.
The Brazilian striker scored seven goals in the Conference League last season, the joint-highest for any player in the competition. That included a goal each in the quarter-final and semi-final – helping his side soar their way to the final.
Cabral scored 17 goals across all competitions for his side, as well as registering two assists in all competitions. In doing so, he was actually among the top-5 Brazilian players with the most goals scored in Europe in the 2022/23 season. The 25-year-old managed to outscore Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli, who scored 15 in all competitions.
The Fiorentina striker has actually been a clinical goal-scorer since he arrived in Europe back in 2019 with FC Basel. He scored 29 goals for them in the 2021/22 season and also hit the 20 mark in the 2020/21 campaign. Cabral has been a consistent goal-scorer over the last four seasons and can be an X-factor with the quality at Spurs, if they opt to sign him.