Opinion: Tottenham must make summer move for nine-goal ace who would solve huge issue

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in signing AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the word, then?

It is no secret that Tottenham are short in the final third of the field, with Fernando Llorente struggling to step up when Harry Kane was on the sidelines.

Spurs will surely look for a striker capable of challenging Kane for the starting spot next season and according to Tuttomercatoweb, Cutrone is being considered.

The 21-year-old came through the youth system at Milan and has made 79 appearances for the first team, scoring 27 times in the process.

This season, the Italian has a respectable scoring record of nine goals in 32 appearances, although just three of those strikes have come in Serie A.

The arrival of Krzysztof Piatek in January has seen Cutrone’s first-team action limited and according to Tuttomercatoweb, Milan will consider offers of around the £30m mark in this summer’s transfer window.

Is Cutrone what Tottenham need?

Spurs are in a difficult position when it comes to signing a striker.

Indeed, they need to bring someone to the club of sufficient quality, but that individual will need to accept that Kane is the number one forward.

As a result, it will be tough to sign a big name, but a talented youngster in the shape of Cutrone could be the way to go for the capital outfit.

The Italian is a goalscorer, plain and simple. He struck four times in five Europa League games earlier this season and netted an impressive 43 goals in 67 games for Milan Primavera before stepping into the first team.

It would be a bit of a punt from Tottenham, but £30m in the current market is a reasonable price for a player of Cutrone’s ilk.

And chairman Daniel Levy should pull the trigger to bring the 6ft ace to the English capital ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.