Palermo's Ivaylo Chochev (R) and Lazio's Keita Balde in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match US Palermo vs SS Lazio at Renzo Barbera stadium in Palermo, Sicily island, Italy, 27 November 2016. EPA/CORRADO LANNINO
Wednesday Aug 09, 2017. 14:00
Lazio’s Senegalese striker Keita Balde has re-emerged as a potential transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mirror reports that Spurs, who have previously kept tabs on the West African, will try to make the 22-year-old their first signing ahead of the new season.
Balde scored 16 goals in 31 Serie A appearances for Lazio last term and is seemingly looking for a move away from the Italian club, having thus far failed to agree a new contract - his current deal expires next year.
Any deal for Balde could see Vincent Janssen head the other way, with Lazio reportedly keen on the Dutch striker.
Balde’s versatility would also suit Tottenham’s style of play, with the Senegalese attacker capable pf playing as an out-and-out striker or in a wider position.