Tottenham are considering a move for Flamengo striker Pedro as they prepare for the potential sale of star striker Harry Kane.
With a year left to run on his current contract at Tottenham, Harry Kane is still facing an uncertain future at the club. He has been the subject of interest from Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga champions among the elite European clubs keen to prise the 29-year-old striker away from north London. Recently, they have had a second offer, worth £68.5 million plus add-ons, rejected by Spurs, whose CEO Daniel Levy would not entertain any offers below £100 million to sell the club’s most prized asset this summer.
Yet, Levy and Spurs are keeping their options open amid Kane’s uncertain future and have reportedly made Flamengo striker Pedro one of the potential names to replace him.
Pedro, 26, has been in prolific form for Flamengo, scoring 93 goals in 190 appearances, including a tournament-high 12 goals en route to the 2022 Copa Libertadores title. He has already netted 26 times from 35 games in the 2023 season and, following his rich exploits with Flamengo, the striker earned himself a place in the Brazil squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Having struggled in a spell at Fiorentina a few years ago, Pedro has done well to resurrect his career in his homeland with Flamengo, and at 26, he now looks ready for another challenge in Europe.
Pedro is a gamble worth taking for Spurs
If Harry Kane is to leave Spurs this summer, new boss Ange Postecoglou has to adequately replace the player in his squad. The Australian manager has made some exciting signings so far this window, with the likes of James Maddison, Manor Solomon and Guglielmo Vicario arriving at the club, with Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal from Juventus turned permanent earlier this summer. Destiny Udogie has officially joined Spurs this summer, although his deal was finalised last year.
Now that Kane has entered the final year of his contract and supposedly wants to join Bayern, Postecoglou has set his sights on a potential swoop for Flamengo star, Pedro.
An old-school centre-forward, Pedro is a predator in the box and can score all kinds of goals—as demonstrated by his aforementioned numbers for Flamengo. A truly clinical threat in the final third, the Brazilian international would possibly be a good fit for Spurs’ attack, which includes Son Heung-min, Richarlison and Kulusevski and has been bolstered of late with the arrivals of Solomon and Maddison.
However, going by his previous and only stint in Europe so far—with Fiorentina—signing Pedro is a bit of a gamble for Spurs. He has been ruthless in front of goal for Flamengo in the last couple of years and that’s exactly why Spurs are looking at him, however, the step up from the Brasileiro Serie A to the Premier League is undoubtedly steep.
Nonetheless, if Postecoglou thinks Pedro is the right fit in his system and has the potential to fill in the big boots of the wantaway Kane, then the north Londoners must take this gamble.
I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.