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Arsenal transfer battle, £15m clause - Ange Postecoglou's options ahead of Tottenham striker move

Viktor Gyokeres will be of interest to many clubs this summer after a prolific season in front of goal
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The addition of a new striker this summer could potentially make the world of difference when it comes to Tottenham achieving their 2024/25 season goals. Despite losing Harry Kane on the eve of last campaign, Ange Postecoglou still managed to guide Spurs to fifth place in the Premier League at a time when many predicted them to tumble down the standings.

Tottenham could not find Kane's long-term successor in what remained of the summer transfer window and now the Lilywhites have to try and find a solution this time around. Going on the attackers currently at Postecoglou's disposal and the amount of chances the team creates, potential new strikers should be licking their lips at the prospect of joining the football club.

So who exactly would be a good fit for Tottenham in the summer transfer window? football.london takes a look below.

Viktor Gyokeres (Sporting CP)

It remains a mystery as to why no Premier League club won the race for Viktor Gyokeres' signature 12 months ago following such a successful time with Coventry City in the Championship. Sporting CP took a chance on the Swede and he has repaid them with goal after goal.

Notching 43 goals and 15 assists from 50 appearances in all competitions, the Portuguese club are going to do well to hold on to the 25-year-old this summer. Already linked with a big-money move to Arsenal, Gyokeres' contract at Estadio Jose Alvalade contains a release clause of €100million (£85million), thus possibly seeing Sporting make a £65million profit if the clause is to be activated.

Gyokeres would be such a good fit for Tottenham but his price tag may be a little too high unless Daniel Levy can agree on a more reasonable fee.

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Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)

Dominic Solanke has been linked with a summer move to Tottenham after an excellent season on the south coast with Bournemouth. Scoring 21 goals in all competitions, his time at the Vitality Stadium could well come to an end before the new season with a number of clubs linked with the 26-year-old.

Solanke deserves to take the next step up in his career and he could turn out to be a good signing for Tottenham if they do make a move for him. The ex-Liverpool player would also help the club out when it comes to their troublesome homegrown numbers.

Ivan Toney (Brentford)

One player looking set to be on the move this summer is Ivan Toney of Brentford. The striker has signalled his intent to play for a top club competing for trophies and a transfer exit does look likely to happen.

Proving that he can find the net on a regular basis for Brentford, a move across the capital could suit the England international down to the ground with European football on offer as well as plenty of opportunities on goal in Postecoglou's team. Just like Solanke, his homegrown status would help Tottenham out in both the Premier League and Europe.

Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig)

Benjamin Sesko has a host of admirers ahead of the new season, with Arsenal heavily linked with a move for the £45million-rated striker. The Slovenian, who stands at 6ft 4ins, enjoyed a very strong end to the Bundesliga season for RB Leipzig and scored in each of their final seven games.

Hitting 18 goals in 42 appearances in total after doing likewise for RB Salzburg the previous season, Sesko looks set for another move as the Gunners, Chelsea, Manchester United and others battle it out for his signature.

Lois Openda (RB Leipzig)

Staying with RB Leipzig, another player who could be a big hit under Postecoglou at Tottenham is Lois Openda. Having scored 21 goals for Lens the previous campaign, the Belgian marked his debut season in the Bundesliga with 28 goals and seven assists in 45 games.

Openda even caught the eye in the Champions League with a double in a 3-2 defeat against Man City at the end of November. Blessed with pace and very good off the ball in terms of his work rate and pressing, the 24-year-old could be a real hit in the Premier League.

Serhou Guirassy (Stuttgart)

Another to make his mark in the Bundesliga in the 2023/24 season was Serhou Guirassy. The 28-year-old was in prolific form in front of goal and netted an incredible 14 goals in his first eight Bundesliga games of the season.

Had he not missed two games through injury and a further four matches due to his AFCON appearance, the 28-year-old could have quite easily bettered his record of 28 goals in 28 league games. A striker who certainly knows where the back of the net is and also more than capable of holding the ball up and linking up with his teammates, the striker may have plenty of interest over the course of the summer due to a bargain £15million clause in his contract.

Jonathan David (Lille)

Jonathan David continues to find the net on a regular basis in Ligue 1, scoring 26 goals in 47 appearances for Lille last season. After hitting the same total the previous term, the Canada striker now has 84 goals and 18 assists in his 183 appearances for the French club.

A big-money move away will come to fruition at some point, with Aston Villa, Manchester United, Roma and a host of other clubs linked with him. The 24-year-old is another who could flourish in Postecoglou's team.

Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord)

Santiago Gimenez continues to be linked with a move to Tottenham and he was even in N17 watching on for the home side against Arsenal at the end of April. In red-hot form for Feyenoord 12 months ago, the 23-year-old was prolific once again last season and scored 26 goals in his 41 appearances,

Valued at £38million by Transfermarkt, Gimenez is a very impressive finisher and boasts the technique, speed and strength to make him such a danger in front of goal.

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