Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Brentford forward Marcus Forss, according to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones.
Forss has been in superb form for Brentford this season, providing quality competition for the in-form Ivan Toney up top.
The 21-year-old – who scored 11 goals in 18 league appearances on loan AFC Wimbledon last season – has hit the ground running since returning to West London.
This season, Forss has scored seven goals in a total of 17 appearances for the Bees, with five of those goals coming in the Championship.
He’s also caught the eye for Finland, too, scoring in an international friendly win over France earlier this month.
With Borussia Dortmund also said to be keen, we take a look at three reasons why Tottenham’s interest makes perfect sense…
Brentford have a knack of developing young players and transforming them into stars.
Neal Maupay, Ollie Watkins and Andre Gray all scored plenty of goals for the Bees, and they have since made name for themselves in the top-flight.
Ivan Toney will be a Premier League player sooner rather than later, as will Forss, so Spurs should take great confidence from Brentford’s reputation of producing exciting talents.
Impact off the bench
Of course, if Forss was to make the move to Spurs, then he wouldn’t be a regular under Jose Mourinho.
Harry Kane is Spurs’ main man, and if he continues to stay fit, then he should start every single Premier League game this season.
But if Forss was to come off the bench, then he’s proven that he can make an impact.
In 13 Championship appearances this season, Forss has come off the bench 11 times, and he has made only two league starts.
To say that he’s scored five times, then, is a superb record in front of goal.
Quality competition needed for Kane
Aside from Harry Kane and Carlos Vinicius, who joined on a loan-to-buy deal in the summer, Spurs lack depth up top.
Forss is a young, hungry player who would push Kane all the way in pursuit of a starting berth, and that competition could get the best out of one another.